Joan Carroll Cruz
Best-selling writer Joan Carroll Cruz-author of Prayers and Heavenly Promises, The Incorruptibles,Secular Saints, Eucharistic Miracles-has done her best work yet in Miraculous Images of Our Lady and its companion book, Miraculous Images of Our Lord (also published by TAN). For here are 100 true stories of Church-approved miraculous statues, paintings and other images of Our Lady from all parts of the globe and spanning almost 2,000 years. Included are images that have spoken, that have brought miraculous cures and other special favors, that have helped in the construction of Catholic churches, that have shed luminous rays leading to their discovery in hidden places, that have given off a celestial fragrance, or that have suddenly and unexplainedly become extremely heavy so as to resist being moved from a favored place.
Also described are images of Our Lady weeping blood and tears, of Our Lady lovingly holding the Infant Jesus, as well as the ornate and costly garments the faithful have created for these dear figures, plus the special feastdays celebrated in their honor. Ranging across Italy, France, the U.S., Japan, Mexico, etc., the stories shared by Mrs. Cruz tell of the images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Akita, Pompeii, Prompt Succor (New Orleans), Our Lady of the Smile (through which St. Therese the Little Flower was cured at age 10), Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. The Comforter of the Afflicted, The Madonna of Consolation, Mother of Divine Love, Our Lady of Zapopan (Mexico) and many, many more! Scores of pictures make the book come alive.
Surely many readers of this amazing book will be inspired to go as pilgrims to venerate these beloved Marian images. All, however, will find renewed confidence in the Blessed Mother's maternal love and protection for her children as she has tenderly shown it over the centuries in these special Miraculous Images of Our Lady. This is a perfect book for the entire family and a great treasure for your home library!