Rev. Antony Vazhappilly shows several of his books, including the latest, "Mary of Nazareth."
ALBERT C. PACCIORINI/THE CATHOLIC VOICE
Father Vazhappilly authors new book
When: Sept. 17,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Cathedral Shop,
on the Plaza
2121 Harrison St., Oakland
For more information:
Co-authors Revs. Antony Vazhappily and Biju Michael will sign copies of their new book, "Mary of Nazareth: Through Poems and Pictures from the Holy Land," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Cathedral Shop, on the Cathedral Plaza, 2121 Harrison St., Oakland. For more information: 510-496-7280 or www.ctlcathedral.org.
Father Vazhappilly is pastor at St. James the Apostle Parish in Fremont. He is the author of several books; this is his first "coffee table" book. Co-author Father Michael is president of the Salesian Pontifical College in Jerusalem.
The book's lavish imagery takes the reader on a journey — the "geography of salvation" as seen through the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Biblical passages are arranged according to the various events in the life of Jesus and Mary, and all the artwork was shot on location in the Middle East. Each event theme is accompanied by two, 24-line poems. Father Vazhappilly says the book has sold about 2,000 copies so far. It's priced at $40.
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