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For the Love of Mary takes the reader on a spiritual journey of tender love that begins with the questions, “How do I fall in love with Mary, the mother of Jesus and my spiritual mother? How do I cultivate a deeper, more intimate and meaningful relationship with her, inviting her into my spiritual life?” Fr. Daniel-Maria Klimek, T.O.R., presents a path of deep spiritual intimacy with Mother Mary that includes practicing the “presence of Mary” in one’s life, consoling her Immaculate Heart through a spirituality of reparation, hearing her voice through her apparitions, and delving into a greater understanding of her sufferings as Mother of Sorrows.
For the Love of Mary considers Our Lady’s important identity and role in matters that are seldom mentioned in books about her but are of the utmost importance, such as her role in spiritual warfare and the ministry of exorcism, as well as her role in the renewal of the priesthood in a time when the Church faces so much scandal and confusion. She is the Morning Star that guides the struggling Church—and each one of her children—in the midst of surrounding storms to a purer path.
Fr. Daniel-Maria Klimek, T.O.R., is a Franciscan friar and an Assistant Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Fr. Klimek received his doctorate in spirituality with distinction from the Catholic University of America, and a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School. His book, Medjugorje and the Supernatural, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018 and was the winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship. In addition to teaching and writing, Fr. Daniel-Maria is a spiritual director to many and has helped lead pilgrimages to Assisi, Rome, Medjugorje, and the sacred sites of Poland. He hosts the show “Living the Message” on MaryTV.
Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C., Author of Consecration to St. Joseph
Anne Hendershott, Director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Author of The Politics of Envy
Fr. Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., Professor of Theology, Saint Vincent Seminary, and Coauthor of Spiritual Direction and Personal Prayer
Josef Seifert, Philosopher and Founder of the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and Family
“For the Love of Mary beckons the reader to a deeper relationship with the Blessed Mother. In it we encounter Mary’s maternal and feminine qualities, reflect on her sufferings, and feel her comfort. Fr. Klimek masterfully elucidates, too, Mary as warrior, fighting for her son. He guides us on a journey of encounter with Mary through the saints, mystics, and her various apparitions throughout the world. At its core, this readable work reminds us, ‘Saying Yes to Beloved Mary means saying Yes to Jesus.’ It is readily evident how Fr. Klimek’s personal love for Mother Mary helped him to produce this fine work as a labor of love for the Church.”
Very Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., President, Saint Francis University