Ireland’s Loyalty To Mary By Fr. Augustine Hayden, O.F.M. Cap
In this timeless classic, Fr. Augustine charts the devotion of the Irish to Mary from the time of Saint Patrick. News that the Council of Ephesus in 431 had declared Our Lady to be the Mother of God had reached our Saint before his landing in Ireland in 432. He always spoke of Jesus as the “Son of the Virgin,” and Mary as “Mother of God.”
Fr. Augustine gives the history of the various missionaries and Religious Orders devoted to Our lady who came to Ireland and deepened devotion to her.
Of course it was the Dominicans who first brought the Rosary to the Island soon after it had been given to Saint Dominic by Our Lady. It became their staple daily devotion, comforting them in their trials and a source of untold blessings.
You will learn of famous clients of Mary, great educators, and famous Marian Organizations.
You will be edified by the devotion to the Rosary displayed by the Irish Volunteers in the Easter Rising of 1916. Father Augustine is an eyewitness who was present during the conflict serving the wounded, administering the sacraments and acting as a liaison during the surrender.
This book was written in 1952 and was dedicated to the Solemn proclamation of the dogma of Our Lady’s Assumption, body and soul, into Heaven.
Paperback 4 ¾” x 7 ¼” / 240 pages. Printed in Ireland.
Read the companion book by Father Augustine entitled "Ireland's Loyalty to the Mass."