“Blessed Mary shines out before us as the one who was able to open her heart and mind to the incoming of the supernatural light. She is our representative as she makes perfect response to God’s vocation and becomes the recipient and vehicle of His grace. Her song is a chant of hope and triumph.”
from the Author’s Preface
5 in x 7 in
Color cover on 80-lb paper, natural
Inside pages on 70-lb paper, natural
A new introduction by Nathaniel-Joseph Marshall, Obl.S.B.
Original author’s preface by Father Andrew
It is sometimes asked whether within Anglican spirituality there exists a genuine devotion to the Blessed Virgin. In these meditations on Mary’s Magnificat, Father Andrew illustrates his poignant affirmation. Our Lady’s Hymn came from his years of sitting at the feet of Mary, listening to her as she chants her humble hymn to Almighty God: and he invites us here to the same. Christians from any tradition who desire a more profound encounter with Jesus Christ can likewise enjoy the spiritual fruits that come from inwardly digesting Mary’s glorious song.
FATHER ANDREW, S.D.C. (1869–1946) was an accomplished poet, painter, playwright, and a man of deep prayer. He co-founded the Society of the Divine Compassion in 1894, was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1895, and served at St. Philip’s, Plaistow, London until his death in 1946. His works, whether in paint or in print, had the singular goal of shepherding his audience into that union with God which is accomplished only through persistent, unceasing prayer.