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History's Queen: Exploring Mary's Pivotal Role from Age to Age and 101 Surprising Facts About Mary (2 Book Set)

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  • 2 Book Set - Draw closer to your spiritual mother, so that she can draw you closer to her Son
  • History’s Queen: Exploring Mary's Pivotal Role from Age to Age 
  • Learn about the many ways the mother of humanity has left her mark on the great events of time
  • 101 Surprising Facts About Mary
  • This swift walk through history will uncover the Church’s rich Marian treasury

History’s Queen: Exploring Mary's Pivotal Role from Age to Age 

The Virgin Mary’s part in history doesn’t begin and end with her yes to God. Popular Catholic author Mike Aquilina points out that Mary is at the center of history from creation to the end of time and everywhere in between. In History’s Queen, you’ll learn about the many ways the mother of humanity has left her mark on the great events of time, not only as we see them in the Bible, but also in pivotal events such as Fatima, the battle of Lepanto, and the plague.

In this journey through two thousand years of Mary’s active participation in world events, each chapter of History’s Queen highlights a Marian intervention that is emblematic of a particular era, and opens our eyes to the ways in which Mary provides a vital key for understanding both our past and our future.

Mike Aquilina—author of The History of the Church in 100 Objects and editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History series—provides a fresh, fascinating, and classical view of history to today’s readers, exploring:

  • Mary’s centrality in the Church Fathers’ view of history;
  • Mary’s role in preserving Byzantium during the explosive rise of Islam;
  • Marian devotion in medieval Ireland that inspired generations of great missionaries;
  • Mary’s role in military victories at Lepanto and Vienna; and
  • the message of peace received by three shepherd children in Fatima that sustained the world through a century of unprecedented violence and apostasy.

 

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.

 

Dimensions & Specifications 

History’s Queen: Exploring Mary's Pivotal Role from Age to Age 

  • Author: Mike Aqulina
  • Pages: 192
  • Format: Paperback

101 Surprising Facts About Mary

  • Author: Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J.
  • Pages: 107
  • Format: Paperback
SKU:
9990935

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