The Mystical City of God is the one book
that has had the greatest impact on my life, after the bible of course.
Although the Catholic Church teaches that no person is obligated to
believe in private revelation, reading and contemplating on the private
revelations of the saints, provided that these private revelations do not
contradict church teaching, can only serve to increase our love and
understanding of God and His holy and infinite goodness. Since the life of Jesus is so closely
intertwined with that of His Blessed Mother, and since any consideration
of Mary always leads us back to Jesus, please find
below, selections from the text of The Mystical City of God, The History and Life of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
Sincerely Yours in Christ Jesus and Mary
Immaculate, Frank Donahue
Table of Contents:
Part 1. The
Conception. Includes: Books One and Two.
Book One, Chapters 1-8:
God Revealed the Life of Mary in These Our Times
Inscrutable Essence: The Decree of Creation
of the Angels and the Fall of lucifer
and Fall of Man
of Mankind. Expectation of a Redeemer. Saints Joachim and Anne (The Parents of
the Virgin Mary).
Blessed Birth of Mary Immaculate.
Virgin Mary's Childhood Years.
Book Two, Chapters 1-7:
Virgin Mary's Presentation in the Temple.
Given by the Queen of Heaven Concerning Religious Vows. The Virgin Mary's First
Years in the Temple.
the Virtue of Faith, and How Most Holy Mary Practiced It.
the Virtue of Hope, and How the Virgin Our Lady Exercised It.
the Virtue of Charity in the Most Holy Mary, Our Lady.
Trials of the Queen in the Temple and the Death of the Virgin Mary's Parents.
Virgin Mary's Wonderful Espousal With Saint Joseph.
Part 2. The
Incarnation and Transfixion. Includes: Books Three, Four, Five and Six.
Book Three, Chapters 1-3:
Novena Before the Incarnation of Jesus
Incarnation of the Son of God
Virgin Mary Visits her cousin Elizabeth
Book Four, Chapters 1-9:
Joseph resolves to leave his spouse
amiable humility of the Virgin Mary toward Saint Joseph
Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph journey to Bethlehem
birth of Jesus
adoration of the shepards, and the circumcision of Jesus
adoration of the magi
presentation of Jesus in the temple
flight into Egypt
sweet and intimate communications of Jesus and Mary, and the Holy Family returns
Book Five, Chapters 1-6:
trials of the Virgin Mary, and Jesus in the temple
instructs His mother in the law of grace
continued prayers of Jesus and Mary for mankind
death of Saint Joseph
Blessed Mother offers her Son as victim to the Eternal Father, and Jesus departs
Baptism of Jesus, His fast, and the Virgin Mary's doings during these events
Book Six, Chapters 1-12:
Virgin Mary accompanies Jesus on His journeys
transfiguration of Jesus and His triumphal entry into Jerusalem
agony in the garden of Gethsemani, and how the Virgin Mary joined therein
is brought before Annas and Caiaphas
is brought before Pilate, the scourging at the pillar, and the crowning with
way of the cross
crucifixion of Jesus
Virgin Mary, the heiress of the merits of Jesus
victory of Jesus Christ over hell
resurrection of Jesus
ascension of Jesus into Heaven
Part 3. The
Coronation Includes: Books Seven and Eight.
Book Seven, Chapters 1-6:
of the Holy Ghost, and Mary's intuitive vision of Him
of the apostles. Baptism of the converts. The first mass. Perpetual presence of
the Holy Species in Mary.
of the Virgin Mary for the apostles and the faithful.
of Saint Stephen. The creed. Departure of the apostles.
Conversion of Saint Paul
Book Eight, Chapters 1-8:
persecution of Herod and the will of God made known to Mary occasion her
sojourn in Ephesus.
of the apostles.
virgin Mary's devotion to the passion of Jesus and to the Holy Eucharist,
and how Mary celebrated the Immaculate Conception and other feasts.
Archangel Gabriel brings notice to the Virgin Mary of her approaching
glorious transition of the Virgin Mary.
Burial and the assumption of the Virgin Mary.
coronation of the Mother of God.