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Meetings with Mary

http://www.amazon.com/Meetings-Mary-Visions-Blessed-Mother/product-reviews/0345397053/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_5?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addFiveStar

This book was a collection of Marian apparitions, most of them modern day. The book is from 1996 so it's somewhat dated; the Third Secret hadn't been opened yet and this makes a difference. While kind of interesting because it has modern visitations I'd never heard of from South America, it deliberately changes language in some of them so as to ignore the more problematic aspects. At LaSalette, where Mary said "I gave people six days to work and kept one for myself", author Connell smooths it over to a non-controversial "God gave people..." She eliminate the weirder aspects such as Julia Kim of the Naju apparition's swelling up in phantom pregnancy and suffering on behalf of the souls of aborted fetuses. Clearly Connell knew when things were either unexplainably bizarre or downright not kosher, but she alters her facts to suit her comfort level. I'm hanging on to this book for my collection, but not recommended.

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miafeliz
Mar. 10th, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
Interesting, I had breakfast with a friend of mine today, a former Catholic, and we were talking about Marian apparitions. She asked why I thought most Protestants don't believe (or admit they believe in them). I didn't really have an answer but I have pondered that thought many times. I may mention this book to her, because though she's still very much fond of Mary.


Edited at 2012-03-10 06:22 am (UTC)
kishiriadgr
Mar. 10th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'd put the work of devout Catholic Joan Carroll Cruz over this book. Ms. Cruz is level headed, with a devotion to Mary that isn't superstitious or soaked in Medjugorge (are those the same thing?). Because this book is all about the Medjugorge. As I said, it was published 15 years ago, before people realized that the apparitions were never going to end.
theidolhands
Mar. 10th, 2012 09:07 am (UTC)
Interesting sounding book and I appreciate your intelligent review!
kishiriadgr
Mar. 10th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
I should do a Mary reading list.
miafeliz
Mar. 10th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
yes.
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