Wednesday, 21 January 2015

CITY OF GOD BY VENERABLE MARY AGREDA - POPULAR ABRIDGEMENT A REVIEW

Dear Friends in Jesus and Mary,

This is an excellent Catholic Classic in more ways than one. This is a Popular Abridgement of 4 Volumes which exists.

There are several books written on "Our Blessed Mother" - based on Scripture, Her Apparitions, Private Revelations by the Fathers of the Church, the Saints etc but none has been beautifully revealed as that by the Venerable Mary of Agreda titled : "CITY OF GOD".

Few have heard about her and still fewer know about this book :"CITY OF GOD". The Divine History and Life of the Virgin Mother of God.

It is only by a sheer miracle and grace of almighty God, that one comes upon such a fantastic documentation on the masterpiece of God's creation namely "MARY".

The four Volumes each containing some 600 pages touch upon the Conception, the Incarnation, the Transfixion, and the Coronation.

Manifested by the Queen of Heaven herself in the 16th Century to her handmaid, Sister Mary of Jesus, Superioress of the Convent of the Immaculate Conception of the town of Agreda of the Province of Burgos in Spain under obedience to the regular observance of the seraphic father Saint Francis, for new enlightenment of the World for rejoicing of the Catholic Church and encouragement of men, "This Piece of Work has been approved by several Popes and Cardinals.

As soon as the "City of God" appeared in print, it was welcomed and extolled as a most wonderful work. The different translations found no less enthusiastic welcome in nearly all the European Countries.

It secured the immediate approbation and encomium of the ordinaries, the Universities of the learned and Eminent Men of Christendom. There is probably no other book which was so closely scrutinized by those in authority, both civil and religious, and afterwards so signally approved as the "CITY OF GOD".

By Order of Pope Innocent the Eleventh, Pope Alexander the Eighth, Pope Clement the Ninth, Pope Benedict the Thirteenth, and Pope Benedict the 14th, it was repeatedly subjected to the closest scrutiny and declared authentic worthy of devout perusal and free from error.

The Title "Venerabilis" was conferred upon the Author. A Large sized Volume would be required to record the praises and commendations written in favour of the great "CITY OF GOD".

The popularity and excellence of the great history of the Mother of God is also evidenced by its widespread diffusion.

It has appeared in over 60 editions in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Latin, Arabic, Greek, and Polish.

It appears quite providential that the first English translation of this great work should have been reserved for our own times.

The Translator and Promoter of the "CITY OF GOD" Fiscar Marison began his work on the Feast of the Assumption 1902 and completed it on the Feast of the Anunciation, 1912.

Approbations :

1. Imprimatur to the English Version : H.J. Alerding, Bishop of Fort Wayne, August 24, 1912.

2. Edwin V. Byrne D.D. Archbishop of Santa Fe, February 9, 1949.

My Comments: This is an excellent Catholic Classic devoted to the Mother of God.

Credits: From the Extract "Mary Immaculate" God's Gift to Mankind by Mrs Leena Rego
Our Lady's Workers
Kalina, Mumbai, India
Pages 3-6

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