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Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope

Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope

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  • ISBN-13: 9780061245565
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Release Date: Sep 08, 2009
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.12 x 8.00 x 5.31 inches


  The writings of St. Louis Marie de Montfort are of great interest today for many reasons.  First, because they are centered on Christ, Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom.  Second, because they focus attention on the importance of  Mary's role in the Mystery of Christ and of the Church-a subject of renewed interest both within the Catholic Church and other Christian churches.  Third, because they embody a form of "Marian Spirituality" that goes far beyond mere Marian devotion, as Pope John Paul II pointed out in his Marian Year encyclical:  St. Louis Marie de Montfort "proposes consecration to Christ through the hands of Mary, as an effective means for Christians to live faithfully their baptismal commitments."  Fourth, because they reflect the thinking and pastoral experiences of a man of  vision whose writings have a definite prophetic ring relative to the latter times.  They likewise reflect his unusually profound understanding of the Scriptures concerning Christ, Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom, as well as his own personal discovery of Mary, the "easy, short, perfect and sure way" to obtain full possession of Divine Wisdom in our souls.  In a sense, we can say that his writings have revolutionized the whole concept of true devotion to Mary by presenting it as a way of life... This is the softcover edition. The hardcover is now out of print.

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