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If you've ever wondered what devotion to Mary is all about, you'll treasure this one-of-a-kind, popular glimpse into the early Church's life, doctrine, and devotion to Our Lady. Through lively stories, teachings of the Church fathers, and evidence from ancient archaeology, the authors invite you to enter the fascinating world of the early Christians, giving you an imaginative glimpse into how they demonstrated their love for Mary through their prayers, art, and daily life. Along the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Mary's role in your own life and that of the Church today.
Mike Aquilina is the author of more than forty books, including Yours Is the Church, Roots of the Faith, and Good Pope, Bad Pope. He has hosted nine series on EWTN and two documentary films on the saints of the early Church. He and his wife, Terri, have six children.
Fr. Frederick W. Gruber is a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, serving in a parish and as a high-school chaplain.
He pursued graduate studies at the Marianum, Rome's Pontifical institute for the study of Mariology.