Mary and the Saints – Companions on the Journey

Author: James P. Campbell, D.Min.

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This booklet gives a short outline of the origins of the devotions to Mary and the saints, the way in which saints are proclaimed today, and the place apparitions of Mary have in the context of the Church.  This text help will help readers:

  • Explain the place of Mary and the saints within the context of the life of the Church
  • Contemplate many of the most touching images in the Catholic imagination — those of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of favorite saints
  • Look closely at the example of the young Mary making a choice not only for herself, but for the world as well, and the later image of a sorrowful mother at the foot of the cross
  • Examine the saints and their heroic love for God and others: the joy of St. Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds; the sacrifice of St. Maximillian Kolbe giving up his life so another can live