Crossing Borders with the Virgin Mary
Author: Deirdre Cornell
Publisher: Orbis Books
Deirdre Cornell, newly pregnant, her husband Kenny and their three small children, arrived in Oaxaca with few material goods but plenty of faith. The Virgin Mary was always important to Deidre and when she crossed the border she gained astonishing new insights into a Mother whose purpose in life is to cross the boundaries between heaven and earth. Deirdre writes beautifully about Mexican narratives of Mary, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe whose image has travelled thousands of miles to the farms of upstate New York, the orchards of rural Georgia, and the meat-packing plants of Minnesota, carried by migrants and immigrants who find in her an intimate witness to their daily struggles. Deirdre shares inspiring stories of courageous men and women whose love of family and devotion to Mary encourages her to be the best wife and mother she can be. And always before her, in new and wondrous ways, is the woman who is a citizen of no land and the Mother of migrants everywhere, nurturing, loving, and remembering them.