The first extensive, thoroughly documented, richly illustrated account of the earthly life of the Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ. Produced by writer Grzegorz Górny and photographer Janusz Rosikon, the duo behind several bestsellers of similar major historical and illustrated works, who conducted exhaustive research and journalistic investigations to reconstruct the life and story of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Among the many locations they traveled to are Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Italy where they met numerous scientists, historians, biblicists, and biblical archeologists to gather material and compile photographic documentation. The result of their several years of work is a thoroughly detailed, gloriously illustrated volume, condensing all the historical knowledge available about the life of Mary.
In addition to all the historical, biographical and geographic information, this book also contains inspiring theological interpretations of the described events in Mary's life. This moving, unique, and insightful work will greatly help us to become more familiar with the life and person of the Mother of God, and better understand the beauty and significance of Marian spirituality and devotion.
Familiar Yet Unknown
IN THE SHADOW OF THE JERUSALEM TEMPLE
Mary’s parents Joachim and Anne her birth and her service in the temple in Jerusalem
AN EXPECTANT VIRGIN
Marriage with Joseph the visits of the Archangel Gabriel the conception of Jesus and the visit to Saint Elizabeth
Birth of Jesus
FROM DAVID’S HOUSE AND LINEAGE
Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament prophets realized in Bethlehem
Sojourn in Bethlehem
THE FIRST MONTHS OF MOTHERHOOD
A young mother obedient to the Torah’s commands subject to the law and keeping all matters in her heart
Flight into Egypt
IN A COUNTRY OF IDOLS AND PYRAMIDS
The flight of the Holy Family and how the biblical “house of captivity” became a country of deliverance
Hidden Life in Nazareth
HEARTH AND HOME
Jesus’ childhood his education by Joseph and Mary their house in Nazareth and their pilgrimage to Jerusalem
A Good Wife
Mary initiates Jesus’ public ministry and accompanies him spiritually humbly hidden in the shadows
From Golgotha to Zion
FAITHFUL MOST FAITHFUL
Mary’s Passover or the three most difficult days in Mary’s life ended with the splendor of Easter morning
The House and the Empty Tomb
EPHESUS AND JERUSALEM
The last years of Mary’s earthly life at Saint John's side from mystical visions to archeological discoveries
Two Thousand Years of Presence
UNDER THE CARE OF A MOTHER
The “woman” in Saint John’s Book of Revelation Mary’s intercession her apparitions and Marian devotion
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