Through the centuries, Our Blessed Lady has appeared frequently on earth with messages of warning, hope, and consolation for humanity--but never more frequently than in the last two centuries. Heralded as the Marian Age, the past two hundred years have been blessed with numerous appearances of Our Lady, each one offering messages of inspiration and hope and urging the world to return to the love of God through prayer, penance, and reparation for sins.
"A Woman Clothed with the Sun "considers the seven most significant apparitions of Our Lady in the past two centuries: that of the Miraculous Medal at Paris, those at La Salette, Lourdes, Knock, Fatima, Beauraing, Banneux--and also the sixteenth-century appearance of Mary at Guadalupe with its profound message for Americans. The historical background of each apparition is given, the vision itself described, and Mary's messages are quoted by writers distinguished for their special knowledge of the apparitions and their literary excellence. In his introductory chapter, editory John J. Delaney traces the relationships between the apparitions and provides a penetrating analysis of their significance.
Recipient of the Marian Library Medal, "A Woman Clothed with the Sun "has been critically acclaimed as the one book on Our Lady that should be read by everyone.
About the Author
JOHN J. DELANEY, the former director of Doubleday Religious Publishing and founder of Image Books, was an active figure in the world of religious publishing for more than forty years. He also authored "A Woman Clothed with the Sun," and translated "The Practice of the Presence of God," ARTHUR JONES is currently an editor at large at the "National Catholic Reporter," and has previously worked at "Forbes" and the "Financial Times" (London). He is the author of several books, including the forthcoming "Pierre Toussaint."