101 Surprising Facts About Mary & 10 Wonders of the Rosary (2 Book Set)

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  • 2 Book Set 
  • 101 Surprising Facts About Mary
  • Draw closer to your spiritual mother, so that she can draw you closer to her Son
  • 10 Wonders of the Rosary
  • Easy-to-read introduction to the wondrous power of the holy Rosary

101 Surprising Facts About Mary

She is history’s most famous woman, with more schools, churches, and people named for her than any other. She has inspired countless pieces of art and literature, as well as the construction of some of the biggest churches in the world.

Yet the poets also call her “the woman wrapped in silence.”

What lies between these two extremes?

Unpack the mystery that is the Mother of God, a woman who barely speaks in scripture and yet is venerated by millions. In this latest installment of TAN Book’s 101 Surprising Facts series, you’ll discover:

  • The term “full of grace” has profound theological implications
  • A miraculous snowfall during a sweltering Roman summer led to the construction of a prominent Marian landmark 
  • One hymn to the Blessed Virgin forbids sitting while it is being sung
  • Many different kinds of flowers take their name from Mary  
  • Dominicans hang rosaries from their hips to emulate medieval soldiers who donned swords in the same place 
  • The Sistine Chapel is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception
  • A vision of Mary consoled the Irish in the aftermath of the great potato famine
  • The Mississippi River and the city of Los Angeles had names that were once tied to Our Lady
  • …and more!

This swift walk through history will uncover the Church’s rich Marian treasury and draw you closer to your spiritual mother, so that she can draw you closer to her Son.

10 Wonders of the Rosary

Called "the New Testament on a string of beads," the Rosary is presented by famed Mariologist Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, in all its wonder: leading armies into battle; defeating the enemies of Christ and His Church; and transforming hearts and minds in order to save societies and entire civilizations. After exploring the 10 Wonders of the Rosary, you'll never look at this timeless and powerful devotion the same way again.

In this easy-to-read introduction to the wondrous power of the holy Rosary, Fr. Calloway shares some of the greatest triumphs and miracles attributed to Our Lady's favorite devotion. Journey with Fr. Calloway from the forests of France, where St. Dominic was first given the Rosary, to the seas where the Battle of Lepanto was fought; from the battlefield of the hearts of lapsed Catholics like Bartolo Longo to the minds of Albigensian heretics. With a foreword by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, this little book will inspire you to take up and spread this most powerful devotion.

Dimensions & Specifications:

101 Surprising Facts About Mary

  • Author: Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J.
  • Pages: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • 8.5 x 11"

10 Wonders of the Rosary

  • Author: Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC
  • Pages: 192
  • Format: Paperback