Mother Mary: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis
by Kaitlyn Clare Elizabeth Mason
*This book, like many on this site, was given to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Here is a collection of some of the most profound and beautiful words from Pope Francis speaking about our Mother Mary. If you love listening to Pope Francis speak, you will love this book.
Whether you’ve devoted to Mary, or just starting to learn more about her, there’s something in this book to challenge you and to help you grow in your faith.
Mother Mary: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis makes for a quick read because the excerpts are fairly short in length, and they can be read altogether one after the other. Or you could choose to read it like a devotional. Opening this book at random is a beautiful thing to do, too.
Excerpts are taken from homilies, writings, papal addresses, and even social media accounts of Pope Francis. They are full of prayers, messages of hope, notes of spiritual direction, and reflections. Embedded in all of this is a golden thread that runs throughout the book, that is call to action for the Faithful, that we might pray with renewed fervor and zeal to our God, and that we might place ourselves more fully under the spiritual guidance and protection of the loving Mother Jesus gave to all of us on the Cross.
I don’t usually scribble in the margins of books, but my copy of this book is covered in additional thoughts, little arrows and underlined sections, and ideas about where these excerpts can be used or referred to in my own personal life and ministry work. In short, this book has proved to be a very useful companion for my own life, and it is one I will keep handy on my bookshelf so that I can turn back to it as needed.
I’m grateful to the editor Alicia von Stamwitz for compiling these thought-provoking quotes from our Pope into six small, concise, easily accessible chapters you’ll be turning to again and again.
P.S. God is merciful & He loves you! Pass it on…