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Overview 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.
Publishers Description 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.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Crossroad General Interest
ISBN 0824522559 ISBN13 9780824522551
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More About Ann Ball
Ann Ball is a mother of two as well as a teacher of English and agriculture at Marian Christian High School. She has also worked as a private investigator, though writing is her hobby. She spent ten years researching the lives of the saints for her large work Modern Saints, and she possesses a considerable amount of files containing information on them. Mrs. Ball holds a B.S. from the University of Houston in education, and is the author of a biography on Blessed Miguel Pro. She leaves her readers with the following words concerning her active life: "Being a mother and a teacher are my vocations; security is my job. I love all three, and also my hobby of writing."
Ann Ball currently resides in the state of Texas. Ann Ball was born in 1960.
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See Mary Through a New Perspective 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.