Written by a pre-eminent authority, with brevity, economy and absence of novelty, speculation or merely "metaphorical expressions." Suffused with the spirit of faith and love begotten by sanctity. Not the author\'s personal opinions, but what the Church actually teaches. Says Mary is greater in grace than all Angels and Saints combined; is the mother of all men and of eachWritten by a pre-eminent authority, with brevity, economy and absence of novelty, speculation or merely "metaphorical expressions." Suffused with the spirit of faith and love begotten by sanctity. Not the author\'s personal opinions, but what the Church actually teaches. Says Mary is greater in grace than all Angels and Saints combined; is the mother of all men and of each individually. A great comprehensive, concise statement of all the Church teaches about Mary!! Impr. 290 pgs, PB...
|Title||:||The Mother of the Saviour: And Our Interior Life|
|Number of Pages||:||302 Pages|
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The Mother of the Saviour: And Our Interior Life Reviews
This is the great treatise on the Blessed Virgin Mary by the great French Dominican theologian Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange. Garrigou-Lagrange himself is a fascinating scholar. A theologian of the early 20th Century, prior to the Second Vatican Council, he treasured the historical teachings of the Catholic Church. As a Dominican, he was very much a scholar of St. Thomas Aquinas. As a professor, he was a favorite of Pope Pius XII and a mentor of the young Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, when the latter was a student at the Roman Institute of the Angelicum while he was a professor there. But in addition to all of this, Garrigou-Lagrange was a scholar of the great Catholic mystics of the counter-reformation era, such as St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. All of this together gives him a perspective that you don't find in the works of other Catholic theologians.This book was a worthy product of this talented author. In this short work, Garrigou-Lagrange explains the Catholic teachings regarding Mary the Mother of God. He goes into all of the various Marian doctrines and explains their origins and practice in Catholic spiritual life. The way that the author combines the spiritual and theological aspects of all of these teachings is very good. In this way, I think that more Catholics should read Garrigou-Lagrange, and particularly this book.My one criticism of this work is its academic focus. I suppose it is unfair to criticise Garrigou-Lagrange as an academic, since he is one and does not ever claim to be different. Still, for the Catholic who is not well versed in Church history, who does not understand the various schools of Catholic thought or the development of Church dogma over the centuries, this work may at times become out of reach. Indeed, I would not recommend this work for someone who does not have a firm grounding in Catholic teaching. But for those who do, this work is a must read when it comes to Marian dogma.
This book was really informative on all things concerning the Nature and Role of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Salvation History as well as Her relevance to your particular souls own story in coming to Christ. Fr. G-Lagrange as always pairs perfectly lofty and abstract language to simple spiritual reflection, all while staying faithful to Sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and The Magisterium throughout Church History. While every chapter could in theory act as a stand alone, I found that reading the whole book at once helps to increase devotion. I found the Last 3rd of the book to be really the most illuminating, but that illumination was attained in part because I read First 3rd of the book which laid down principles and dogma and explained it more clearly. Now you could read a book about The Rosary or you could read this book about the Blessed Virgin and understand in a better context the efficaciousness of The Holy Rosary.
This is a very well written and informative book on Mary and her relationship with those how have a special love for the mother of God. It has many helpful explanations of issue of controversy. For instance the title Mother of God is still disputed by many non-Catholics. I came away with an understanding that true Christians beleieve that Jesus was the result of God becoming man; while false Christians believe Jesus was a man who became god. An exciting book for those devoted to Mary
One of my favorite book book on the Blessed Mother. Anyone interested in spirituality, philosophy, or theology should read Fr Garigou-Lagrange.