Monday, June 3, 2019

New Book by Pope Francis entitled "Ave Maria" on the Hail Mary prayer with co-author Marco Pozza

A new book has been published with Pope Francis and Chaplain Marco Pozza with two parts:  an interview with Pope Francis analyzing the Hail Mary prayer sentence-by-sentence. The second explains the experience of the book's co-author, Marco Pozza, as chaplain of a prison in Padua. The idea was born when he asked the pope to help him understand prayer more deeply and not just recite it from memory. Prison Chaplain (Padua) “I wrote a letter to Pope Francis, I put it in the post box. I have no special contacts, I only knew Paolo Ruffini. I mailed the letter and in it I simply explained to him,'look I need help here'”. With this book, he hopes to bring Catholics closer to Mary. In this way, they too can have a better understanding of the Marian tradition the pope talks about so much. Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said,
"The book was conceived as a commentary on the different lines of the 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you, blessed you are among all women...' On each of these phrases, the dialogue with Fr. Marco shares his feelings and what inspires him". 
 Edited from Rome Reports

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