Disciple and Mother
Fr Ken Barker
Paperback, 150 Pages, $24.95
In this latest book, Fr Barker demonstrates a talent for harmonising together two seemingly very diverse dimensions of our Catholic popular piety: traditional Catholic teaching on Mary, the Mother of God, and Charismatic experience. He does this by an extended meditation on two key words, Disciple and Mother. It is extraordinary how devotion to Mary always brings us together in Christ. This has always happened in our Christian history. It is happening afresh today as well.
-- Archbishop Christopher Prowse, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn.
In the midst of the 2020 COVID-19 virus many bishops around the world entrusted their people to the maternal care of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was, in a way, the most natural thing to do. This is what Catholics instinctively have done. When in trouble you turn to your mother. At the heart of the Catholic faith there lives a love for Mary. Fr Ken Barker explores this love in this book. It ends fittingly with a prayer of entrustment. This meditation will lead to a desire to place our lives under the maternal care of the Mother of God.
-- Archbishop Julian Porteous, Archdiocese of Hobart.
Father Ken Barker is the founder of the Missionaries of God’s Love (MGL), a new religious congregation in the Australian Church. He is involved in many works of evangelisation and spiritual renewal, and is the author of popular books, including Becoming Fire, Young Men Rise Up, His Name is Mercy, Amazing Love, Alive in the Spirit, The Wonder of the Eucharist, The Way of Jesus, Fire to the Earth, and Go Set the World on Fire.