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Through image and word, the story of Mary at Chartres unfolds on the pages of this book.
Author and photographer Jill Geoffrion has unusual access to Chartres Cathedral and offers a unique visual and meditative journey in this newest addition to the Mount Tabor Books series.
Readers will discover an architectural marvel, a stunning showcase for the most complete twelfth and thirteenth century collection of stained glass in the world, with many images of Mary, based on biblical stories such as the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation at the Temple, and Flight to Egypt.
Included are over seventy-five images of the Virgin of Chartres that have been recently restored as well as works of sculpture, painting and liturgical items.
"Rich commentary, and a marvelous array of photographs from the windows and the sculpture."—John James, author of The Contractors of Chartres
Rev. Jill Geoffrion, PhD, is an ordained pastor with the American Baptist church. She is well-known for her work on the labyrinth and her publications for pilgrims and retreatants at Chartres. As a professional photographer, Geoffrion uses her visual work to point to the unique character and inspiration of Chartres, as well as other sacred sites around the world. As a guide, workshop leader, and retreat facilitator at the cathedral, she enjoys connecting the spiritual needs of those who come to Chartres—whether as retreatants, pilgrims, or tourists—in this setting of devotion and prayer. In her global ministry on four continents, she takes Chartres with her in the form of large-scale labyrinth installations, devoting her time particularly to working in places of acute violence and suffering.