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Looking for Mary Or, the Blessed Mother and Me

by Beverly Donofrio

  • ISBN: 9780140196276
  • ISBN10: 0140196277

Looking for Mary Or, the Blessed Mother and Me

by Beverly Donofrio

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 08/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780140196276
  • ISBN10: 0140196277
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Description: "Looking for Mary" is Bevery Donofrio's funny and sometimes painfully poignant memoir about how one woman in the middle of her life develops an attraction to the Virgin Mary then works her way toward a belief in God. In the winter of her fortieth year, shouldering bad-mother guilt over a grown son damaged by neglect, Beverly Donofrio begins to meditate, and by the spring she is devotedly (some would say obsessively) collecting Virgin Marys at yard sales. Still in a state of rage at the Catholic church from which she fled in adolescence, she thinks of her Mary collection as nothing more than kitsch. But in effectively making a shrine of her home, Donofrio has invited the Virgin Mary in. Knowing a good opportunity when she sees one, the Virgin Mary sneaks into Beverly's heart.

Taken by the idea that if she could just act as if she believed then belief might follow, Donofrio travels to Mary sightings around the United States narrating a documentary for National Public Radio. Soon she is reciting Hail Marys, reads the Bible, attends church, and ends up on a pilgrimage to the Bosnian holy site, Medjugorje, with forty-nine rabidly devout Catholics. There Donofrio prays more rosaries in one week than she had in her entire childhood, witnesses a personal "miracle", then gets back on the bus to Italy to have her forehead touched with the bloody glove of the deceased stigmatist Padre Pio.

Back home Donofrio is different. Thought still not free from doubt, Donofrio does look for the good in the bad, tries to adopt an attitude of gratefulness, and to listen in the silence for the small voice of God. This is a conversion story but with a sense of humor, in which one heart healed, one soul grew,and one woman stumbled from the darkness and into the light.

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