Nairobi, 19 May, 2021 / 7:38 pm (ACI Africa).
How the Blessed Virgin Mary reflects African values and what the people of God in Africa can learn from her response to angel Gabriel are some of the highlights of a new book that was launched in Nairobi on Tuesday, May 18.
Published under the title, “The Handmaid of the Lord: Mariology from its Doctrinal and African Perspectives”, the book seeks to explain the essential place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Christians life and, according to the author, fills a gap in literature in Africa about Mary.
Speaking during the launch of the book, the author, Fr. Vincent Mrio, said the book relates the life of struggle experienced by African women to the mission of the Virgin Mary as the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“Doctrines concerning Mary are also encouraging the African Church,” Fr. Mrio said, adding that in Chapter five of the book, he sought to explain how Mary, in playing her role as the mother of God amid challenges, can be a model for women in Africa who go through struggles including having “a lot of work to do.”