MARY OF THE AMERICAS
First Printed: 01-27-1989
Reprints: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1999, 2007
The apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Tepeyac Hill northeast of Mexico City on December 12, 1531, when she left her image imprinted on the cloak of an Aztec Indian named Juan Diego, continue to fascinate believers and nonbelievers alike the world over. She came from heaven with the tenderness of a mother to invite all those who, even in the centuries to come, would dwell on the American continent, to a life of holiness, prayer and peace by following Jesus, her divine Son. Details of the apparitions, the miracle of the roses, the amazing discoveries regarding Mary's image on the tilma, and the import of her message for the world today are set forth with uncommon clarity and devotion in this highly readable and fully illustrated book. This revised and updated edition includes a detailed account of Pope John Paul II’s canonization of Juan Diego in Mexico City on July 31, 2002.
About the Author: The director of The Work of St. Joseph and the organizer of the Capuchin Troupe, a choral-dramatic group which gained fame in the 1960s and early 1970s for its presentation of various religious pageants, Father Christopher Rengers, OFM Cap, has long promoted interest in and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Ordained in 1942, he spent his early years in the ministry teaching at St. Joseph College in Hays, Kansas and serving in mission parishes in Ohio and Missouri, with a lengthy stay in St. Louis. He presently resides in Washington, DC, from which he conducts frequent pilgrimages to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. He is the author of The Youngest Prophet, a biography of Jacinta Marto, also published by Alba House.
Book: 176 pages
Prod. Code: 0543-3