Behold Your Mother

Behold Your Mother

Priests Speak About Mary 

Edited by: Stephen J. Rossetti

Price: $14.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-028-5

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: September 3, 2007

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Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, the bestselling author of the influential Joy of Priesthood, has assembled fascinating reflections from nine esteemed fellow priests who share how their devotion to the Blessed Mother has supported their life and ministry. Though overlooked in recent times, devotion to the Blessed Mother has long been a foundational part of priestly spirituality. Behold Your Mother seeks to renew this practice for both younger clergy and those with years of priestly life. From stories of childhood devotion to the Blessed Mother to personal encounters with some of the great spiritual figures from recent times, these essays have both a personal and practical character that priests—and the laity as well—will deeply appreciate.


"A heartfelt and joyful odyssey of faith."

"Many priests I know speak freely of their great devotion to the Mother of God. A few have even written re?ections on her. But none have done so in such a wide-ranging and truly touching manner as those priests, whose thoughts and experiences concerning Mary are gathered in this heartfelt and joyful odyssey of faith put together by Monsignor Rossetti."

Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.


"The priests who share their own love for the Blessed Mother in this book reveal a spiritual relationship that is both life-giving and inspiring to their readers."

Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta

"Gem of a book."

"This gem of a book invites all the Catholic faithful, but especially priests, to find Jesus more personally through a renewed love of his Mother."

J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

"This book will invigorate."

"This book will invigorate those for whom Our Lady is already a part of their spirituality; it could also resurrect a place for Mary in the prayer of those priests who, for whatever reason, have over the years seemingly forgotten her. "

Rev. Joseph M. Champlin, Diocese of Syracuse, N.Y.

"Personal and practical."

"Rooted in the Church’s rich tradition, these essays have both a personal and practical character that priests will deeply appreciate."

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