What happens when the Virgin Mary appears in your living room?
“I’m currently reading Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith and Friendship by Diane Schoemperlen,” says Maria. “It was a gift from dear friends who thought I’d enjoy the quirky concept: middle-aged writer who one day discovers the Blessed Virgin Mary in her living room, wanting to take a week off and hang around with the writer. The idea amused me and I stuck it on that ‘hopeful’ shelf — you know, the one piled high with things you intend to read. I’m sorry I didn’t get to it sooner!”
What does Maria like about the book?
“I had a few reservations about how the Blessed Mother would be treated in this book, but to be honest, I think she’s portrayed lovingly, as a friend. I wish I’d get such a visit! It does send me off on some ponderings.”
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