Redemptoris Mater. Published on the feast of the Annunciation on March 25, 1987 this encyclical focuses on Mary as a model of faith and her maternal mediation in the life of the Church. Pope John Paul II urges you to consider Mary's unwavering faith, meditate on her unique role in God's salvific plan, and emulate her in your daily life. In light of Pope Benedict XVI's declaration of the Year of Faith-to be observed between October 11, 2012 and November 24, 2013-now is the perfect time to become inspired by Mary's faith.
This expanded Anniversary Edition offers the complete text of the encyclical, along with a rich commentary written by Marian expert M. Jean Frisk. By illuminating central points and unpacking difficult concepts, she makes the language of this papal document more accessible. With her warm and inviting style, she engages you with reflection questions, ideas to ponder, prayers, and actions to perform. Suited for individual or group use, this book will help you understand the encyclical with your mind and with your heart.
Whether you are revisiting or introducing yourself to this landmark encyclical, you are given an opportunity to renew your understanding of Mary-her presence in the mystery of Christ through grace, her sharing in the mystery through faith, and her extension of that faith into the heart of the community of the Church. In this experience, you not only encounter Mary, but you are drawn closer to her Son, our Redeemer.
Features & Benefits:
- Commentary is authored by an expert in Marian spirituality
- Highlights the essential points of the encyclical
- Encourages active engagement in reading
- Serves as a springboard into prayer
- Provides conversation starters for group use
128 pages. Paperback.