The Radiance of Her Face: A Triptych in Honor of Mary Immaculate
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
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“The drama of redemption’s great reversal was to use an innocent young girl to overthrow the dark pride and eternal ambition of Satan. The drama began with God’s grace-filled intervention at Mary’s conception. Dom Xavier Perrin combines a Benedictine love of beauty and profound theological insights to lead the reader into a deep experience of the immaculate beauty of Mary in God’s eternal plan.”—FR. DWIGHT JOSEPH LONGENECKER, author of Our Lady?—A Catholic Evangelical Debate
“The Radiance of Her Face invites the reader to turn the eye of the heart to Mary Immaculate, to the one who is ‘youth itself’ and ‘radiant with the gifts of God,’ offering renewal of life, a spiritual rebirth. Abbot Xavier’s meditation is a summons to allow divine love to take possession of the heart.”—LUKE BELL, O.S.B., author of The Meaning of Blue
“What a delight to read this work by Dom Xavier Perrin. Its concrete focus on the mystery of the Immaculate Conception and lucid insight into spiritual realities give joy to the heart of readers thirsty for the richness of an unapologetic Catholicity, and even more for the spiritual beauty and inner peace that faith imparts when conveyed as it is here.”—FR. HUGH BARBOUR, O.Praem., St. Michael’s Abbey of the Norbertine Fathers
“Catholics believe, as John Henry Newman put it, that ‘nothing is too high for her to whom God owes His human life; no exuberance of grace, no excess of glory . . .’ We know this, and yet we long to know it more deeply, more livingly. The Radiance of Her Face is the answer to this wish. Abbot Xavier paints a fresh and vivid portrait of the Blessed Virgin’s share in God’s redeeming work, unfolds the wonderfully consistent development of Marian doctrine, and rekindles the devotion to Mary Immaculate that is our birthright in the faith.”—CAROL ZALESKI, Professor of World Religions, Smith College