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Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD

Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul (Hardcover)
By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
$27.95

This recommendation comes from Sister Mary Miller, who has just finished Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD. She said, “I missed the woman Mary of Nazareth who accompanied me through my childhood. This book reclaims her in a most powerful way. Some of the chapters are off the wall, and I’m not even sure I understood them, but overall I was transformed. I loved the chapter where the author tells of going to a detention center for girls to teach them cooking and poetry. Cooking classes were a disaster, but when she started reading the women mystics like Catherine of Siena, Mechthild of Magdeburg and Teresa of Avila aloud, the girls sat transfixed. Over time the girls even removed profane tattoos and replaced them with images of the Blessed Mother. It’s a book I’ll never forget.”

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