The Blessed Mother has appeared under many titles and under many different names. Each of Mary’s names and titles reflect a different aspect of her role in the life of the Church and in the lives of her children. Numerous shrines throughout North America have been built to facilitate devotion to Mary under her many titles and numerous graces, and author Julie Cragon has visited many of them with her family. She has discovered that at each site there is a special grace connected to the particular devotion associated with each individual shrine. In this book Cragon captures the experience of visiting these shrines, giving us a personal glimpse into each place. More than a travelogue, Visiting Mary is a book that encourages devotion to Our Lady and helps readers to capture her graces in their daily lives.
Julie Dortch Cragon owns St. Mary’s Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of several books, including Visiting Mary: Her US Shrines and Their Graces. Julie and her husband, Allen, are the parents of six children.