Readers of The Imitation of Christ have sometimes asked why Thomas à Kempis does not once mention the Blessed Virgin in his magnificent work. The present book is an answer to their question, compiled from his many devotional writings about her. In its selections it is unique, preserving the poetic heart of its author better than other edited works published under the same title.
The Imitation of Mary is arranged according to the mysteries of the life of Mary: joyous, sorrowful, and glorious. It is a sort of psalter, a song book of praise, to the woman that made his heart sing—a truly worthy companion to The Imitation of Christ.