Looking for Mary, Or, The Blessed Mother and Me

Looking for Mary, Or, The Blessed Mother and Me

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In an irreverent but inspiring spiritual memoir, the author describes how, at the age of forty--feeling guilty over her neglect of her grown son and uncertain of her own path in life--she became devoted to the Virgin Mary.

Blackwell North Amer
When Beverly Donofrio enters her fortieth year, she begins a love affair with the Virgin Mary. Suffering over a grown son she's neglected and unsure of where her life is really headed, she feels she's entered her own version of Dante's dark wood. So she begins to meditate - and to collect Virgin Marys at yard sales. Beverly is hardly a devout Catholic: she starts out thinking of her Mary collection as nothing more than kitsch. But by effectively making a shrine of her home, she has invited the Virgin Mary in. Knowing a good opportunity when she sees one, the Virgin Mary sneaks into Beverly's heart.
Following the idea that if she could just act as if she believed, then belief might follow, Beverly the "lapsed Catholic" begins reciting Hail Marys, reading the Bible, and traveling to Mary sightings around the United States. And she embarks on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Medjugorje - with forty-nine rabid Catholics in tow. There, she prays more rosaries in one week than she had in her entire childhood. She also learns that Mary comes into your life only when pride steps out of it, and receives a bonus: hope.

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& Taylor

In an irreverent but inspiring spiritual memoir, the author of Riding in Cars with Boys describes how, at the age of forty--feeling guilty over her neglect of a grown son and uncertain of her own path in life--she became devoted to the Virgin Mary, transforming a hobby collecting statues of the Virgin Mary became a transforming journey into the light.

Publisher: New York : Viking Compass, 2000
ISBN: 9780670884599
0670884596
Branch Call Number: 282.092 DONOF
Characteristics: viii, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Blessed Mother and me

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