Marian Apparitions Books

Marian Apparitions Books

A Woman Clothed With the Sun : Eight Great Appearances of Our Lady by John J. Delany, (ed). Originally published in 1960, this remains a very good introduction to the eight most important Marian apparitions, including Guadalupe, Rue du Bac, La Salette, Lourdes, Knock, Fatima, Beauraing, and Banneux. A Woman Clothed With the Sun – UK & Europe

You Will Make this known to all My People by the Franciscan Friars Of the Immaculate . Good popular accounts of the three most important Marian apparitions of the nineteenth century, which all took place in France, namely, Rue du Bac, La Salette and Lourdes. Fully illustrated and very interesting.

Revised and retitled as: Marian Shrines of France: Rue du Bac, La Salette, Lourdes, Pontmain edited by Brother Francis Mary Kavelage F.F.I., 198 pp, (Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, New Bedford)

Bernadette Speaks by Fr. Rene Laurentin – (665 pages). This is a full-length biography of St Bernadette, which gives all the details of the apparitions at Lourdes. It is based on twenty years of research, and is ideal for anyone who wants an exhaustive account of Bernadette, one which includes many fascinating and little-known aspects of her life and mission.

Bernadette of Lourdes – UK & Europe by René Laurentin (242 pages).This is a good shorter account of St. Berndette’s life, and thus Lourdes, also based on the original sources. It is well illustrated and very readable.

Marian Shrines of Italy by the Franciscan Friars Of the Immaculate. This fully illustrated book looks the rich Marian history of Italy, concentrating on the most well-known shrines, including the Holy House of Nazareth at Loreto, as well as more modern shrines such as Pompeii, Syracuse and Tre Fontane, near Rome. Marian Shrines of Italy – UK & Europe

Enquete sur les apparitions de la Vierge by Yves Chiron. For those who read French this is an a very good overview of Marian apparitions, which looks at them from both a historical and theological perspective.

Marian Theology Books

All generations shall call me Blessed: Biblical Mariology by Fr. Stefano Manelli, FFI. Looks in detail at the Church’s scriptural presentation of Mary – this is an excellent synthesis of Marian theology, which is fully orthodox and faithful to the Magisterium of the Church.

Immaculate Conception and the Holy Spirit: The Marian teachings of Fr. Kolbe, by Fr. H. M. Manteau-Bonamy. A beautiful little book for those interested in looking at the Marian teaching of St. Maximilian in more detail. As the title indicates, it is particularly concerned with the link between Mary and the Holy Spirit.