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Read Between the Wines: “World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God” by Bishop Fulton Sheen
Date: Every Tuesday in January beginning January 5
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom event (You will receive a confirmation email with event details and a Zoom Meeting link.)
Book Description (from Ignatius Press)
Join us virtually with your favorite glass of wine as we delve into The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God by Fulton Sheen. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts and insights with fellow readers as we discuss each chapter of this profound book.
You may purchase this book from any local bookstore or online vendor.
Book Club Schedule: Please have the following chapters read by the dates listed below.
- January 5: Forward-Chapter 5
- January 12: Chapters 6- 11
- January 19: Chapters 12-17
- January 26: Chapters 18-22
Book Description (Ignatius Press):
With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy, and theology. All the major aspects and events of Mary’s life are lovingly portrayed in this word portrait that is a never-failing source of information, consolation, and inspiration. Bishop Sheen also gives profound insights into all the Marian beliefs ranging from the Immaculate Conception to the Assumption to the miracle of Our Lady of Fatima.
While considering the different phases of Mary’s life, Bishop Sheen discusses various problems common to mankind of every age and reveals clearly that every problem can be resolved. He emphasizes the unique dignity, strength, and gifts of women and their ability to help heal the world’s problems. Sheen stresses mankind’s need of the Mother of God and her burning love for all her children. The great resurgence of devotion to Mary is God’s way of emphasizing the worth and dignity of every person against the false doctrines that have so confused the modern world.