Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 February 2016

236 Pages | 8 page colour plate section


ISBN: 9780198718383

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Chapter 1

Our Lady of the Nations

Apparitions of Mary in 20th-Century Catholic Europe

Chris Maunder

  • Provides a detailed analysis of the apparitions of Mary in twentieth-century Catholic Europe
  • Relates apparitions to major twentieth-century movements and trends, such as communism, Nazism, liberalism, consumerism, and the growth of information technology
  • Situates outbreaks of apparitions in their socio-political context
  • Explains that apparitions are movements of renewal amid falling numbers of Catholic adherents, and continue to be signs of the maternal presence of Mary and her concern for the world

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