INSPIRATIONAL REFLECTIONS ON MARY BY POPE JOHN PAUL II
"This woman of faith, Mary of Nazareth, the Mother of God, has been given to us as a model of our pilgrimage of faith.
From Mary we learn to surrender to God's will in all things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone.
From Mary we learn to love Christ, her Son and the Son of God. For Mary, is not only the Mother of God, she is the Mother of the Church as well. "
Pope John Paul II, October 6, 1979
John Paul II's Book of Mary is a compilation of the Holy Father's reflections on the most blessed of all believers, eloquently expressing the Pontiff's love for the Blessed Virgin in his own words, as well as detailing his vision of her many roles and titles in the history and holy life of the Catholic Faith.
After the death of his mother when he was eight, Karol Wojtyla developed an intense and spiritually sustaining devotion to the Mother of God, a devotion he has expressed memorably and repeatedly as Pope John Paul II.
This collection of uplifting and inspiring excerpts from his encyclicals, letters, sermons, and decrees offers a literary homage to the Pontiff's unflagging and abiding dedication to the Virgin Mary. He has ceaselessly offered thanks and prayers to the Virgin, crediting her with not only saving his life after the assassination attempt in 1981, but also with her continuing presence in world affairs, including the collapse and downfall of the Soviet Empire.
Now you can share in these beautiful reflections on Mary by John Paul II, the great spiritual leader of our times.