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dr. peter Howard's landmark book


You will never see the mystery of Mary the same way again after reading this pioneering work in the realm of Mariology! In The Woman, Dr. Howard provides the authoritative presentation of the heart of Fulton Sheen's Marian teaching, Mary as the Mediatrix. The Woman pulls back the veil on the mystery of Mary in a way faithful to the master teaching style of Fulton Sheen.


Presented primarily from a biblical perspective, Dr. Howard presents a portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary that is not only easy to understand, but attractive to peoples of all faiths. After all, as Fulton Sheen describes, Mary is the realization of the ideal feminine in every religion and a loving mother who is closer to us than we realize. Follow Dr. Howard into this mystery that will forever change the way you will see and relate to Jesus' mother, whom He gave as our mother too!


Enjoy fresh and invigorating insights into the mystery of the one chosen to bridge a fallen humanity with the Holy Trinity…the one whose unique place in the history of salvation is unveiled by the singular title…The Woman.


What They're Saying About The Woman:

The Woman reveals the profound role Mary is called to play in the mystery of salvation. It also reveals the brilliant theological insight of Venerable Fulton Sheen. But Peter Howard’s work also demonstrates, and imitates, the missionary hearts of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of Archbishop Sheen. In this book, their hearts, formed for the salvation of souls, speak to ours. The Woman is a wonderful resource for Mariology in the era of the New Evangelization.” 

 — Bishop James D. Conley, Diocese of Lincoln, Neb.


The Woman is an extraordinary work that more fully opened my eyes to the gift that Fulton Sheen is to the Church and to the depth of insight available to us through reflection on Mary’s participation in our redemption. Dr. Howard has provided both a scholarly and accessible treatment that will draw the reader’s heart ever more deeply into the heart of the Church.” 

— Dan Burke, President of the Avila Foundation, Executive Director of EWTN's National Catholic Register

"We tend to think of Archbishop Sheen as the appealing television preacher, the best-selling writer, the Catholic celebrity with ecumenical appeal. Of his greatness there is no question. But we have overlooked the amazing depth of his spiritual and theological insight. Peter Howard takes us there in a way that will come as a surprise to many: through Sheen’s writings on the figure in whom all the Church’s sublime mystics converge: the Mother of God.

— Dale Ahlquist, President and Founder

of The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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