The Marian Blog is here for everyone's polite, maturing and speculative thoughts about Mary, the Mother of God – most often by responding to the inquiring texts of others. Thinking about texts, and reading your responses will be interspersed with art and asides. The conversation initially will rely a good deal on promptings initially posed by questions suggested by others.
We started off with Fr. James Heft, SM , and excerpt from his 2009 talk, "Mary and the Intellectual Life."
Here's Heft's next challenge to us:
In The Marian Blog, NCR books editor Arthur Jones invites a discussion on envisioning Mary, the mother of Jesus, in 21st-century terms.
Jones has been a Catholic journalist since before the Second Vatican Council. This month, Paulist Press releases his latest book, Mary, a Mother Waiting, Raising the Messiah. Jones describes his book as an exploration of the mother-son relationship of Mary and Jesus during the “hidden years,” until she eases him front and center into his ministry at Cana.