Mary in 3-D

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Mary in 3-D

Icon of Discipleship, Doctrine, and Devotion
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    About the book

    Presents devotion to this sacred icon in the larger theological and spiritual context of the church’s general Marian teaching.

    This book is a small contribution to the special Year of Jubilee in honor of the 150th anniversary of the restoration to public veneration of the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Although much has been written about the history of the icon and its rich symbolism, little has been done to present devotion to this sacred icon in the larger theological and spiritual context of the church’s general Marian teaching. Mary is Our Mother of Perpetual Help because she is, at one and the same time, Mother of God and Mother of the Church. The goal in these pages is to present Mary in 3-D, as a living icon of Discipleship, Doctrine, and Devotion, as someone who points at all times to her son, Jesus, “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6).

    Fr. Billy goes beyond the image of Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help, to help us discover the disciple who becomes the Mother of God, and Mother of the Church. Through this beautiful Icon, Mary reveals to us the meaning of discipleship, Incarnation and loving devotion. May Fr. Billy’s writing help us to deepen our relationship with Mary, and through her, with her Son, Jesus the Redeemer.

    Most Rev. Michael Brehl, C.Ss.R.
    Redemptorist Superior General, Rome

    This slim yet profound volume will lead you to a deeper understanding of Mary, Mother of God and Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It situates Marian devotion in its proper doctrinal context. Above all, through it, you will come to appreciate Mary’s experience of discipleship and how she can lead you to a closer following of Jesus.

    Donna Orsuto, STD
    Professor, Institute of Spirituality, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
    Director, The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

    If you want to expand your personal spiritual reflections on Mary of Nazareth, then this is the book for you!

    Rev. John Kingsbury, C.Ss.R., D.Min.
    Coordinator, Conference of Redemptorists of North America

    Fr. Billy clearly and systematically explains how we can deepen our relationship with Christ by learning from Mary. He shows us how to incorporate into our own lives the personal qualities that make her a true model for all believers: Discipleship, Doctrine and Devotion. I highly recommend this book.

    Very Rev. Stephen T. Rehrauer, C.Ss.R.
    Redemptorist Provincial Superior, Denver Province

    About the author

    Author of numerous books and articles, Redemptorist Father Dennis Billy holds a Th.D. in Church History from Harvard Divinity School and a S.T.D. in spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas. He holds the John Cardinal Krol Chair of Moral Theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and also serves as Karl Rahner Professor of Catholic Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation.