Through beautiful prose and inspiring meditations, Caryll Houselander depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. Lovingly bringing Our Lady down off her time-honored, ancient pedestal, Houselander shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused but trusting teenager whose holiness flowered with her eternal "Yes". With profound theological teachings and appealing imagery, The Reed of God is a spiritual classic.
©2006 Ave Maria Press (P)2007 St. Anthony Messenger Press
"This wonderful book gives us a priviledged peek into the soul of a holy woman as she engages beautiful biblical texts in prayer. In ways witty and winsome, Houselander teaches us to unite our will with God's will, as the Blessed Virgin Mary did." (Scott Hahn, author of Hail, Holy Queen and A Father Who Keeps His Promises)
"Caryll Houselander profoundly influenced my spirituality. Her practical, earthy approach refreshes my sense of the Holy and encourages me to seek the divine presence in what is most ordinary." (Joyce Rupp, author of Praying Our Goodbyes and The Star in My Heart)
"Today, when devotion to the Virgin Mary is frequently misunderstood, The Reed of God is much needed.... Through a series of meditations on moments in Mary's life, Houselander discusses the spiritual journey of all Christians seeking sanctity." (John Wauck, New Oxford Review)
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