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Everyone knows about the famous images of Mary, from Michelangelo's Pieta to her appearances at Lourdes and Fatima. But the Holy Virgin has many lesser known images and titles, from her life as a young infant to her dormition. In this book, Ann Ball, a leading Catholic devotional writer, tells us the stories of these other faces of Mary—each one beautiful and unexpected, and all of them a tribute to the enduring power of the Mother of God around the world.

Everyone knows about the famous apparitions of Mary in Medjugorje, Lourdes, and Fatima. But many regions of the world have their own appearances of Mary, including the German Virgin Who Unties Knots, the Queen and Protectress of Nigeria, and the Wheat-bearing Mary of Japan. Ann Ball, one of the most distinctive voices in popular Catholic writing today, beautifully documents and reveals these other faces of Mary with history, personal stories from people around the world, and dozens of interesting and rare photographs. Ann Ball of Houston, Texas, is the author of over a dozen books, including The Saints Guide to Joy that Never Fades. Her website is annball.com

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  • PDF | 184 pages
  • The Crossroad Publishing Company (November 1, 2004)
  • English
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  • By R. Phillips on November 9, 2017

    I thought the book would have color pictures of the different faces of Mary and it didn't. It had poor black and white photos. The stories were not the stories of Mary, instead it was people telling their histories with the different devotions. It was not what I was looking for.

  • By nana beth on March 25, 2015

    Mostly "faces" of Mary I hadn't been aware of. Not the pictures inside I was hoping for, but I'm enjoying learning more about Mary's love for her children.

  • By Barry on March 3, 2013

    Ann Ball never lets you down. Those who have a love or devotion to Mary they will love this book.. Ann Ball at her best..

  • By Crystal Potter on August 25, 2011

    I bought this book for my Mother in Law and she loves this book. I reviewed it before I bought it and esp. liked the pictures.

  • By Lisa M. Hendey on May 6, 2005

    Many of us have an "image" of Mary that comes immediately to mind when we offer prayers to the intercession of the Blessed Mother of Jesus. In my mind, Mary looks a lot like a younger version of many of the important women in my own life. For many, images of classic Madonnas by Rafael or sweet holy card remembrances are the face of Mary. Despite her "look", worldwide devotion to Mary remains constant.As distant lands have come closer through the wonder of air travel and the Internet, new doors have been opened and many of us seek to learn more about the practice of Catholicism in other parts of the world. Watching the sea of humanity present at the recent events at the Vatican, I marveled at the flags and faces representing so many fellow Christians from around the globe. The universality of our faith struck me as I watched an Italian mother, a young Caucasian and an African gentleman all clutch their rosaries in the moments leading up to the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy.Thanks to a wonderful new book by Ann Ball, we can learn more about stories, devotions and images of Mary from around the world. In The Other Faces of Mary (Crossroads, December 2004, paperback, 160 pages), Ball introduces us to Mary through the eyes of our fellow Catholics in places such as Vietnam, Nigeria, India, Japan and more. Ball and the many contributors to this book share with us a beautiful gift - the wonderful pictures that accompany the stories and reflections in this book left me wanting to travel to these places and see my own Faith through fresh eyes.


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