This May take a look at these books to learn more about Our Lady, Mary!

For Adults

“Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom” by Marge Steinhage Fenelon

“In an age of much mothering advice but few admirable role models, award-winning Catholic journalist Marge Fenelon delves into ten instances—and corresponding virtues—of Mary’s life that reveal her as the ultimate example and companion for the modern mom.
In this first and only book to offer Mary’s life as a template for living as a faithful Catholic mother today, the Mother of God is presented as the ideal guide for the vocation of Catholic motherhood.

A new addition to the CatholicMom.com Book series, Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom unpacks Scripture and Catholic tradition to examine ten biblical climaxes, including Mary’s betrothal to Joseph, the Annunciation, the scene at the foot of the Cross, and Pentecost. In these scenes, Marge Fenelon introduces readers to a Mary who faced challenges familiar to every mother—impatience, frustration, sacrifice, and grief—and demonstrates how, in the face of these ordinary obstacles, Mary’s response was an extraordinary example through the virtues of patience, joy, trust, and faith.”

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“Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross” by Edward Sri

“Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being–a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn.

In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother’s faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her.”

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For Families

“Take It to the Queen: A Tale of Hope” by Josephine Nobisso (Author), Katalin Szegedi (Illustrator)

With exquisite artwork and evocative text, this original fable explores the events of Jesus’ life, and demonstrates the role of the Virgin Mary as the benevolent agent of God’s people. Reduced to desolation by a king and prince who feel they have been wronged, the residents of a once-favored village must seek help from the queen, a native of their devastated town. Religious subjects are presented clearly in an allegorical style that proves entertaining, and also serves to provide children with examples of virtue and good behavior.

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For Children

“Our Lady’s Wardrobe ” by Anthony DeStefano (Author), Juliana Kolesova (Illustrator)

“This delightful rhyming book introduces Catholic children to the Blessed Virgin Mary in a fun and simple way—through her clothes!

When Our Lady lived in Nazareth two thousand years ago, she was very poor and probably didn’t have many nice things to wear. But now that she’s in Heaven, she has an enormous mansion. And in that mansion she has an incredibly beautiful wardrobe filled with a great variety of dresses, veils, slippers, sashes, robes, rings and crowns.”

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