Who was the historical Mary?
Why is Mary central to the Catholic faith?
What prayers and images of Mary are part of our tradition?
Since the time of Jesus, Mary has been a beloved figure in the Catholic Church. Often called "the first disciple," there is little about her in Scripture, but she played a central role in the life of Jesus and in the development of our Catholic faith.
Drawing on the trusted and popular Catholic Update
newsletter, the Catholic Update Guide to Mary looks at the life of Mary and why she is so important to our Catholic faith. You will explore the various images of Mary, and her particular feasts celebrated in the Church throughout the liturgical year. You will also discover many of the most popular prayers to Mary, including a guide to praying the rosary.
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MARY CAROL KENDZIA is a director of product development at Franciscan Media. She is the author of The 5 W's of Our Catholic Faith: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How We Live It and coauthor of I Like Being in Parish Ministry: Music.
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