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Scott Hahn

Hail, Holy Queen offers a fresh and surprising perspective on Mary, the Mother of God that revolves around an irresistible exposition of the scriptural texts. Catholic teaching on Mary is often seen by protestant critics as unbiblical, and a major obstacle to Christian unity. Hahn brilliantly unveils the Marian mystery at the heart of the Book of revelation and reveals how it is foretold in the very first pages of the book of Genesis and in the story of King David's monarchy, which speaks of a privileged place for the mother of the king. 
'Simple elegant and eminently readable, Hail, Holy Queen examines and analyses the biblical and theological foundations of Marian devotion with insight and deep faith'
- Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York
2001 pb 191pp R175.00

History, Archeology, Legends
Michael Hesemann

“Through historical, archaeological and textual research, Hesemann takes us on a lively adventure that sheds fascinating new light on the Mother of Jesus. His personal devotion to the Virgin shines through his extensive scholarship to create a delightful and enchanting portrait of the Mother of God.”- Paul Thigpen, author
2016 pb 276pp R350.00


The Great Sign
Francis Johnston

The story, the message, and the meaning. Penetrates deeply into the theology of Fatima: the Rosary, daily duty, Eucharistic reparation, consecration and reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hell and the prophecies, etc. Spells out the repeated papal pronouncements on the crucial relevance of Fatima to the entire world. As Pope Pius XII said, "The time for doubting Fatima is past; it is now time for action." One of our most popular titles. Eye-opening!
1980 pb 148pp R225.00


St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort

"True Devotion to Mary" is universally acclaimed as the single greatest and most theologically authoritative book on the Blessed Virgin Mary ever to have been written. This work has had a tremendous impact on a number of the most significant and influential popes, from the late 19th Century right down to our own times: Pope Leo XIII beatified de Montfort in 1888, adopted de Montfort's Mariological terminology (calling Mary the “Mediated” and “Co-Redemptrix”), and wrote no less than ten encyclicals on the Rosary. Clearly, this book is the definitive MUST READ for every Catholic Christian!
"From this little book I learnt what it means to have true devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I understood the true devotion to the Mother of God comes from the profound understanding of the mystery of Redemption. - Pope John Paul II
2009 hc 287pp R110.00


A journey through scripture and art
Denis McBride

Stunning portrayals of each mystery of the rosary by master artists make this book delightfully unique and add new perspectives to each familiar Scripture story. The author invites us to place ourselves in each scene, imagining the people, places, sights, sounds, and emotions present at each event. His pastorally styled meditations urge us to go beyond simple observance, to enter the beauty and complexity of each drama and, ultimately, to connect our lives, including our current joys or challenges, to the lives of Jesus and Mary.
2014 pb 136pp R315.00