Trying to recall literary example containing a comparison of Marian aspects
July 26, 2008 10:17 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to recall where I read of (most likely fictional) characters comparing their "favorite" Virgin Mary.

I think it was meant as a humorous response to the diverse characterizations of the figure in various Marian cults before the Reformation. I believe one character says something to the effect of, Our Lady of [?] is well-known, but the Mary of [?] is the kindest. Or something to that effect. Can anyone help me?
posted by dicetumbler to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure if it's Looking For Mary (or, the Blessed Mother and Me) by Beverly Donofrio (who also wrote Riding in Cars with Boys), but that's a good book nonethess.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 10:40 AM on July 26, 2008

This is ringing a bell for me, I'm just not sure it's the right bell. Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates by Tom Robbins?
posted by nulledge at 11:49 AM on July 26, 2008

I have a feeling it's actually contemporary, so English, and maybe Middle Ages, but I can't be sure. I believe it was a bunch of men talking.
posted by dicetumbler at 4:19 PM on July 26, 2008

Our Lady of the Lost and Found?
posted by aint broke at 6:55 PM on July 26, 2008

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