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The Hail Mary

A Verbal Icon of Mary

Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C.

Ayo examines the Marian prayer, analyzing each phrase in itself and in relaion to the other phrases, enabling readers to study the prayer for maximum understanding, appreciation, and spiritual gain.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01102-4
240 pages
Publication Year: 1994

Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., is professor emeritus in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of a number of books, including Gloria Patri: The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology and The Creed as Symbol, both also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

“Ayo’s in-depth examination of the famous Marian prayer yields fascinating insights and revelations into the Christian church’s understanding of Mary, mother of Jesus.” — Booklist

“Rehabilitate[s] traditional Marian devotion in a manner that sympathetically engages contemporary ecumenical and feminist concerns. . . . Protestants and Catholics, [as well as] feminists . . . will find in this book common ground for the acknowledgment of Mary as the first of the faithful.” — First Things

“Ayo gives a clear introduction to this central prayer of Roman Catholic piety. He touches on issues of Marian theology and devotion, discusses scriptural and apocryphal references to Mary, and considers her place in Christian spirituality.” — Library Journal

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Creed As Symbol

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Gloria Patri

The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology

Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C.

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Edited by James G. Leachman, OSB

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Gloria Patri

The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology

Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C.

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The Hail Mary

A Verbal Icon of Mary

Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C.

The Hail Mary: A Verbal Icon of Mary
Paper Edition

Ayo examines the Marian prayer, analyzing each phrase in itself and in relaion to the other phrases, enabling readers to study the prayer for maximum understanding, appreciation, and spiritual gain.

ISBN: 978-0-268-01102-4

240 pages

“Ayo’s in-depth examination of the famous Marian prayer yields fascinating insights and revelations into the Christian church’s understanding of Mary, mother of Jesus.” — Booklist

“Rehabilitate[s] traditional Marian devotion in a manner that sympathetically engages contemporary ecumenical and feminist concerns. . . . Protestants and Catholics, [as well as] feminists . . . will find in this book common ground for the acknowledgment of Mary as the first of the faithful.” — First Things

“Ayo gives a clear introduction to this central prayer of Roman Catholic piety. He touches on issues of Marian theology and devotion, discusses scriptural and apocryphal references to Mary, and considers her place in Christian spirituality.” — Library Journal