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Overview A masterpiece combining into one coherent story the visions of 4 great Catholic mystics about the life of Mary. Based on the accounts of Ven. Mary of Agreda, Bl. anne Catherine Emmerich, St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schoenau. Truly unique - reads like a masterfully written biography of Mary, as if someone had witnessed all these events and retold the story perfectly. In complete harmony with the Gospel story. For men or women, young or old - for everybody! Beautiful and great!!
Publishers Description A masterpiece that combines the visions of four great Catholic mystics into one coherent story on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Based primarily on the famous revelations of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich and Ven. Mary of Agreda, it also includes many episodes described in the writings of St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schenau. To read this book, therefore, is to share in the magnificent visions granted to four of the most priviledged souls in the history of the Church.
In complete harmony with the Gospel story, this book reads like a masterfully written novel. It includes such fascinating details as the birth and infancy of Mary, her espousal to St. Joseph and her Assumption into Heaven where she was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.
For young and old alike, The Life of Mary As Seen by the Mystics will forever impress the reader with an inspiring and truly unforgettable understanding of the otherwise unknown facts concerning Mary and the Holy Family. Imprimatur. 264 pgs, PB
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Studio: St. Benedict Press & TAN Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1991
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895554364 ISBN13 9780895554369
Availability 0 units.
More About Raphael Brown
Raphael Brown was the author of various books on the saints, compiling information on such personages as St. Francis, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. John of the Cross, and others. His work includes Saints Who Saw Mary, Our Lady and St. Francis, Fifty Animal Stories of St. Francis, Franciscan Mystic, and The Roots of St. Francis. Mr. Brown also composed articles for The New Catholic Encyclopedia as well as book reviews for the Way of St. Francis.
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The Life of Mary: As Seen by the Mystics Mar 9, 2007
This is so well written and very inspiring. I recommend it for EVERYONE to read and then read again!
The Life of Mary: As Seen by the Mystics (Raphael Brown) Mar 6, 2006
This book gives a perspective of the culture into which Mary was conceived, born, lived and died. It certainly expanded my understanding of her and her special relationship with Jesus. The "downside" is the frequent references to absolute rejection of any pleasures of this world and life and the need to undergo unimaginable suffering while living here if one wishes to be seen by God as acceptable-a view apparently shared by the 4 mystics and Mary.
When All Else Fails Jan 21, 2006
I like to think of Our Lady in precisely that way - when seemingly everything has gone awry and every mortal effort has been made to correct a circumstance or situation, She is there to not only pick up the pieces of my small life but guide me onward to an understanding I would never have thought possible. I cannot remember a book so beautifully organized and concise that conveys the very essence of The Blessed Mother. The four mystics in this book, who had the amazing privilege to learn from Mary's life, the meaning underlying so many mysteries concerning both Her life and passing; as well as Our Lord's life and Crucifixion provides us today with a foundation from which one would be hard-pressed to flee. This is one of the greatest works in Catholic Literature but it is not limited to Catholicism. If one is not fearful of seeking the truth, all paths just may lead to same source...God.
Inspiring! Apr 9, 2001
I am Catholic in my early thirties and before reading this book I did not have a true appreciation for the role that Mary played in the life of Jesus and the early church. Everything about this book just made sense to me. Many times you hear stories of Mary in church that portray her as an average girl that got caught up in an overwhelming experience. This book shows how God prepared Mary to be the Mother of God and the overwhelming humility and love she possessed.
There are few books that I can read over and over but I have read this book many times and will continue to read year after year!
Review from the Publisher Mar 9, 2001
Since the beginning of Christianity, Our Blessed Lord and His Mother have favored a select few people with special revelations containing information on their lives that is not to be found anywhere else. This inspiring work blends all the magnificent visions granted to four of the most privileged souls in the history of the Church. Raphael Brown has compiled an unforgettable masterpiece on the life of Our Lady by combining the writings from Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich, Ven. Mary of Agreda, St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schoenau. The wonderful mental pictures obtained from this enthralling narration will so impress you that they will stay with you the rest of your life. These images can't help but enhance our understanding of the New Testament and our love for Jesus, Mary and Joseph which is why the Church allows and encourages the circulation of these writings. Perhaps just as important as the telling of Mary's life according to these famous mystics is the most valuable explanation included on how the Church deals with the contradictions on historical details that sometimes occur in writings of people who receive private revelations.