Mary and the Interior Life (Paperback)
Did you know that the whole world needs your “yes” to God?
In this book, Fr. Jeremiah Shryock shares how he learned this humbling truth from his personal relationship with Mary, and how we too can learn from her how to follow Christ with all our hearts.
“Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, CFR has written a truly beautiful book. Frankly, it is a must-read for everyone aspiring to enter more deeply into the life of holiness and Mary’s role in leading souls to a total self-offering and surrender to God. Inspired passages and uniquely contemplative insights fill the pages of this book as Fr. Jeremiah ponders the mysteries of the Rosary and Mary’s presence in the gospel accounts with a great heart of love. Fr. Jeremiah calls himself now a Marian hermit taught by Mary; clearly, he has been a very fine student and son in placing himself receptively before the profound instructions of his Virgin Mother.” —Fr. Donald Haggerty, author of St. John of the Cross, Master of Contemplation, The Contemplative Hunger, Contemplative Provocations
Praise for Mary and the Interior Life
“The relationship between a son and his mother can be among the most intimate and tender of human relationships. (Blessed are the sons and mothers who know the truth of this from their own experience!) Fr. Jeremiah gives his readers a generous invitation into his own rich and beautiful relationship with our Blessed Mother in his new book Mary and the Interior Life. The reader who responds to his invitation and follows his lead will be blessed deeply --even eternally so.” —Mother Clare Matthiass, CFR, author of Discerning Religious Life and The Light in You
“I prayed my way through this book. Each chapter holds many things to marvel at and pray with—to ponder, in imitation of Mary herself. Father Jeremiah’s spiritual fatherhood is at its best as he reveals to us the glories of the Mother of Our Lord and invites us to learn from her what he has learned through years of deep prayer and conversation with her and her Son: that we were made for nothing less than divine intimacy, interior freedom, and radical, self-giving love.” —Claire Dwyer, author, This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey With St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
“All saints have a devotion to Mary. If you desire to be a saint and have yet to find a way to join with her in your pilgrimage into the heart of God, Fr. Jeremiah will show you the way.” —Dan Burke, Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
“Profound insights drawn from a life lived in union with Mary is what you would expect to find in a book written by a Franciscan priest living as a Marian hermit. In Mary and the Interior Life, Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock does not disappoint. It's a great book and will inspire you to fall more in love with Jesus, Mary, and the mysteries of salvation.” —Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Vicar Provincial, Marian Fathers