Adrienne Von Speyr was a convert to Catholicism, a medical doctor, wife, mystic and author of some 70 books on spirituality. In this profound work on Our Lady, Von Speyr explores Mary's participation with Christ in our redemption, and the unique relationship that each of us should have with our spiritual mother.
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, on the legacy of Adrienne von Speyr
"A beautiful book, beautifully received by the author in prayer. The reader is plunged into the mystery of Mary's co-redemption in an individual manner as our Mother wishes for us. Avoiding the extremes of sentimental devotion or a radical feminist usurpation of Mary, von Speyr's account brings us right into the center of truth. It offers us a bridge between the warm intuitions of our hearts and theological formulations that might sometimes seem cold. Infused mystical theology at the height. Alleluia." -Ronda Chervin, Author, Kiss from the Cross
"Mary's unique role in the saga of salvation has been pondered by theologians and mystics, popes and saints. Von Speyr has thought deeply and profoundly on Mary's role and gives us precious insights and exhibits profound wisdom." -Stephen K. Ray, Author, Crossing the Tiber
Adrienne von Speyr (1902–1967) was a Swiss medical doctor, a convert to Catholicism, a mystic, and an author of more than sixty books on spirituality and theology. She collaborated closely with theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, her confessor for twenty-seven years, and together they founded the Community of Saint John. Her numerous books, published by Ignatius Press, are a major contribution to the wisdom of the Church. Among her most important works are Book of All Saints, Confession, The World of Prayer, Handmaid of the Lord, and The Passion from Within.