Perhaps one of the best books on the subject in print. Beautiful pictures and wonderful text make this a book to treasure for years to come.Anyone who has devotion to the Blessed Virgin . Or would like to go to her shrines in Europe , but can't, need this book.It is all the way a A+ book. Large its makes a good coffee table book. But also one of those books that you can't put down.Well worth the price of the book.5-stars
This large picture/coffee table book is a treasure for all ages. This book has pictures of the gorgeous Marian shrines throughout Europe and each section describes the statues, when, where, and how they were made. Imagine Mary statues with real diamonds for tears, some made from wood, others have fine gold threads for garments, others still are ordained in gold, silver,diamonds and other precoius metals and gems. But what really made me buy this book was the pictures of the Black Madonna shrines. I am African-American and all my life I went to Catholic church and I saw Caucasian Mary statues. In Europe, of all places, there are MANY shrines that have Mary statues that are black. I won't go into the history of the Black Madonna, seeing as how many Catholics will not believe me anyway, but the Black Madonna statues far surpass the Caucasian representation by centuries!! I am glad to see that this book has many pictures of these gorgeous statues. This book is gorgeous and a treasure for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Definetely woth the money.
Lovely book with beautiful photographs depicting our mother throughout Europe. The text explains the devotions of Madonna in different cultures. Perfect study before a pilgrimage to the Marion Shrines of Europe.
Had previously sen this book and thought it was beautiful. Arrived in timely manner and good condition. The text is easily understood and will invite rereading again and again. the photographic plates are awesome