Item description for Mother of the Saviour: And Our Interior Life by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Garrigou Lagrange & O. P. Fr Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange...
Overview Probably the finest summation of the Church's theology about Mary ever penned. Written by a pre-eminent authority, with brevity, economy and absence of novelty, speculation or merely "metaphorical expressions." Suffused with the spirit of faith and love begotten by sanctity. Not the author's personal opinions, but what the Church actually teaches. Says Mary is greater in grace than all Angels and Saints combined; is the mother of all men and of each individually. A great, comprehensive, concise statement of all the Church teaces about Mary!
Publishers Description The Mother of the Saviour is not just another pious book about Mary, but perhaps the finest summation of the Catholic Church's teaching about the Mother of God ever penned-especially because it is written by a pre-eminent authority, with brevity, economy and absence of novelty or speculation or "merely metaphorical expressions." From the pen of one of the 20th century's greatest theologians, the book is suffused with the spirit of faith inspired by love begotten of sanctity. It is aimed at increasing in us our love for and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by teaching us more about her. Thus, it is primarily theological and educational-in the conviction that it is only by increased knowledge of Mary that we will grow to love her more. Addressed in This Work: The role of Mary and the graces given her as the Mother of God. How she is the Mother of all men, collectively as well as individually. Her role as Co-Redemptrix of all men. Her power of intercession for us in the distribution of all graces. Her Queenship of Heaven and Earth and the honor of hyperdulia we pay her. How True Devotion to Mary is such a certain means of sanctification. Why the human race should be consecrated to Mary to obtain peace for the world.
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Studio: TAN Books and Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1948
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895554992 ISBN13 9780895554994
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More About Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Garrigou Lagrange & O. P. Fr Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., was born in 1877 and is held as one of the greatest Catholic theologians of the twentieth century. He focused his writings against the error of Modernism, which denied the objective truth of Divine revelation, as well as on apologetics, including philosophy. In total, he authored over five hundred books and articles, and wrote as a thorough Thomist. Among Father Garrigou-Lagrange s numerous works are The Three Ages of the Interior Life, Christian Perfection and Contemplation, Christ the Savior, and God, His Existence and Nature. He died in 1964.
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange lived in Rome. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange was born in 1877 and died in 1964.
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Ave Maria, Regina Angelorum! Apr 15, 2004
This is the finest book on Mariology I have seen. Garrigou-Lagrange is very thorough in his Thomistic presentation of Mary the Mother of God. Her dignity as God's greatest creature, surpassing all the angels, is rigorously defended from her Divine Maternity. From this starting point the other Marian doctrines are explained and defended, conceived without sin, the Assumption into heaven, etc.
GL covers the key points in Mary's life that were catylysts in her receiving even further grace, which she without any sin, would not impede. Every charitable act that Mary did was worthy of all merit possible, from the daily kiss on the forehead of the child Jesus to her co-suffering in Christ's passion. As the Mother of God, Mary is described by Lagrange as having "supplicant omnipotence" (she gets what she asks for). How could a soul that constantly pleaded for her intercession be lost? As Trent noted, devotion to the Mary is a sign of predestination.
Read this and you will be unable to walk away without an increased appreciation for our Blessed Mother.
Review from the Publisher Mar 9, 2001
This is perhaps the finest summation of the Catholic Church's teaching about the Mother of God ever penned. Written by a pre-eminent authority, with brevity, economy and absence of novelty or speculation or "merely metaphorical expressions." The book is suffused with the spirit of faith and inspired by love begotten of sanctity. Shows how Mary is greater in grace than all angels and all men combined. Explains her role in relation to us: How she is the Mother of all men and of each individually; her role as Co-Redemptrix of all men; her power of intercession for us and in the distribution of all graces; her Queenship of Heaven and earth and the honor of hyperdulia we pay her, which is best expressed in true devotion to Mary; why true devotion to Mary is such a certain means of sanctification; and finally, why the human race should be consecrated to Mary for the peace of the world. A comprehensive yet concise statement of all that the Church teaches about Mary. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine that anyone having read this masterpiece of Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange will ever again question the exalted position of Mary recognized by the Church or ever thereafter denigrate or question her stature in the order of nature or of grace. 290pp. PB. Imprimi Potest.
Piety rooted in doctrine Jul 5, 2000
This is the most profound work on Our Lady that I've found. Garrigou-Lagrange explains the Catholic Doctrine concerning Mary and her unique priviledges coherently and with a forthright simplicity. He shows that all of Mary's privledges stem from her maternity of Jesus which gives her an unique relation to the Blessed Trinity. From this foundation Mary's various priviledges are to be understood, e.g. the Immaculate Conception, the Assumption, the hyper-dulia owed to her by us. Moreover, practical consequences for our spiritual life are drawn from these theological points of doctrine. Garrigou-Lagrange provides a solid intellectual basis for devotion to Our Lady which is lacking in so much of the literature on religious topics.