This is the third volume in the Fourniers' series of unique, illustrated, spiral-bound activity books, which are intended for families to help them better understand and celebrate various seasons, feasts, and devotions in the Catholic Church. This large-sized book is designed with a wide variety of spiritual passages, prayers, and fun activities to help families incorporate a true devotion to Mary into their domestic church.
In lovingly assembling this illustrated Marian family activity book the authors have followed the lead of Pope Paul VI and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
" 'The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.' The Church rightly honors 'the blessed Virgin with special devotion'. . . . The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an 'epitome of the whole Gospel,' express this devotion to the Virgin Mary."
"In our own time, in a world often alien and even hostile to faith, believing families are of primary importance as centers of living, radiant faith. For this reason the Second Vatican Council, using an ancient expression, calls the family the Ecclesia domestica."
This lavishly illustrated book suggests many ways to incorporate that Marian devotion into the family life. Many of the main Marian feasts are incorporated into the book, and each feast is presented with a brief outline, some history, and various suggestions for a family celebration.
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