Greetings and peace unto you all,
Could anyone recommend good books to read and learn more about Mary the Mother God so as to understand the churches teaching and appreciate her. I’ve recently begun the RCIA, so I’m a new jack so to say to Catholicism and not that I’m struggling with reverence to Mary but I’d really like a deeper spritual understanding and appreciation.
This is somewhat off the topic, but not entirely. Last night I had a dream that involved Mary the Mother God. I’ll describe the dream for you all.
I was in a room that I didn’t recognize, so I’m sure it wasn’t one in my home. It was a little gloomy in the room, but not completely dark either. It was enough to see pretty good. I also remember that there was someone else with me in the room, I think it was a women. Could have have been a younger girl, I know she was shorter than me.
I then realize in the dream that I’m holding a picture frame. Then I sense a dark presense that seems to pass over the picture in a dark shadow form. When I and the girl next to me look at the picture I see that it looks like it was blacked out somewhat, but I could tell that it’s a picture of a women. She looked like she was covered with a vial and kinda of reminded of those Afghanistan women who are covered completely from head to toe and are only able to see their eyes. Only the women in this picture was visible from the around the shoulders up.
Two things I remember feeling, one was that the dark presence I mentioned earlier was Satan, and the women in the picture that was darkened or almost darkened, was Mary. The next thing in the dream I remember doing is saying a prayer in my head, and then yelling out very loudly, “Ahhhhhhhhhh!”. As I’m yelling, I’m holding the picture by ends with both hands and just try to like hit the picture with my head. Just think of someone being head butted, like in wrestling. Only the picture did not break nor did I intend to break it.
After I did that, the image of the women in the picture became clear and bright and look like what I can only imagine was Mary Mother of God. She had a crown on her head and her face was now visible. And right away I went to the nearest wall in this room and place the picture on the wall. And immediately after doing this, the girl that was there with me quickly leaned forward and kissed the picture. Then I woke up.
So anyway, this has me wanting to delve deeper into Mary. I’m a person who dreams quite a bit and there’s usually something to my dreams, not all the time but plenty of times there is. Like I remember before I really began to take real interest in Catholicism, I had a dream prior to that with John Paul II entering my home and I addressed him as, Your Eminence. This was before he passed away. Then I remember seeing John Paul II laying in state in a dream the day before he passed away.
I try not to get carried away with my dreams, or dreams in generel but this one with Mary has me thinking.
So again, any books or websites, or whatever that anyone can recommend would be greatly appreciated.
And does anyone have thoughts about this dream of mine.
God Bless You All,
Nelson Antonio Garcia