Visions of Mary
Barbara Calamari
The Virgin Mary inspires intense religious devotion throughout the Catholic world. In her 350 official incarnations-among them Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, and The Mother of Sorrows-Mary brings a feminine face to worship, and serves as a conduit for the redemption of humanity. This beautiful and timeless book by the authors of the Abrams title Holy Cards explores Mary's many visionary appearances throughout history and their significance, and examines the iconography surrounding the most famous of these visions.

Catholics honor the woman they venerate as the Mother of God through special novena prayers. The Marian prayer cards displayed here, along with other examples of vernacular art illustrating Mary's various appearances, form an exquisite but accessible treasury of the many facets of the Holy Mother. With its radiantly illustrated iconography; its eternal theme; and its rare collection of holy cards, Visions of Mary should inspire believers and all those interested in art and religious iconography. AUTHOR BIO: Barbara Calamari is a freelance writer who has worked in film and television. Sandra DiPasqua is a graphic designer and art director. The two have collaborated on four previous books for a Catholic audience: Novena: The Power of Prayer, Holy Places: Sacred Sites in Catholicism, Our Lady of Guadalupe in a Box, and the Abrams book Holy Cards. They both live in New York City.

ISBN: 9780810955813
Catalogue code: N/A
Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC - published 24/12/2004
Format: Hardback