What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary?
Clark Strand and Perdita Finn are co-founders of The Way of the Rose, an inclusive fellowship of rosary friends dedicated to the Earth and to the Lady, "by any name we wish to call Her." Strand is the author of numerous articles and books on spiritual practices, including Seeds from a Birch Tree- Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey and Waking Up to the Dark- Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age. Finn is a children's book author and former high school teacher. They live with their family in the Catskill Mountains.
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