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Photographic Detail of Mystical City of God authored by Sor Maria

Agreda, Venerable Mary, Mystical City of God: Volumes 1-4, translated in 1912 by Fiscar Marison, aka George Blatter. Albuquerque: Corcoran Publishing, 1949. As of 8-31-20, reprints available through TAN Books & Publishers for $160 plus shipping, or at Amazon for $108.99. (I don't recommend the abridged version).

Carrico James A., Life of Venerable Mary of Agreda: Author of The Mystical City of God, the Autobiography of the Virgin Mary. (E. J. Culligan, 1962). Reprints available through the Solanus Casey Knights of Columbus in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by calling 1-260-432-9702. Uncertain on price at this time.

Colahan, Clark A., The Visions of Sor Maria de Agreda: Writing Knowledge and Power. The University of Arizona Press: Tuscon & London, 1994. Available nationally through most retail and wholesale booksellers.

Colahan, Clark A., "Maria de Jesus de Agreda, The Sweetheart of the Holy Office." In Women in the Inquisition: Spain and the New World, Ed. Mary E. Giles. The Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, 1999.

Fedewa, Marilyn H., on Maria in the Southwest titled: Dark Eyes, Lady Blue: Maria of Agreda (Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2020). Available in softcover on Amazon, see the book's pages on this website for more information or call Texas Tech University Press toll-free at 1-800-832-4042. Also available by calling LONGLEAF SERVICES at (800) 848-6224 x1 or emailing at

Fedewa, Marilyn H., the definitive biography in English titled: Maria of Agreda: Mystical Lady in Blue (Alburquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2009). Available effective January 15, 2010 in softcover, as the first edition hardcover was almost completely sold out within two months of its June 2009 release date. See the book's pages on this website for more information, also on Amazon, or call the University of New Mexico Press toll-free at 1-800-249-7737. 

Kendrick, T. D., Mary of Agreda: The Life and Legend of a Spanish Nun. Routledge & Kegan Paul: London, 1967. Out of print, but worth reading, and available through most libraries, via Inter Library Loan.

Karney, Beulah, Mary Agreda, "The Lady in Blue." Ann K. Elliott, Goldrush.Com: San Andreas, CA, 1997. Explores Sor Maria's life from a very respectful yet paranormal point of view.

Llamas, Padre Enrique, OCD Venerable Mother Agreda and the Mariology of Vatican II. Trans. by Fr. Peter D. Fehlner, FI. 127 pages. Academy of the Immaculate: New Bedford MA, 2006. Available for $4.95 plus shipping by phoning or faxing the Academy of the Immaculate at (336) 751-2990.

Nogar, Anna M., 
Quill and Cross in the Borderlands: Sor María de Ágreda and the Lady in Blue, 1628 to the Present. This incredibly researched volume covers research on nearly four hundred years of history, folklore, literature, and art concerning the seventeenth-century Spanish nun and writer Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda. Pubuished in 2018 by, and available through, the University of Notre Dame Press, South Bend, Indiana.

Samaniego, Jimenez Jose, Life of Venerable Sister, Mary of Jesus D. Agreda: Poor Clare Nun. Trans. by The Very Rev. Fr. Ubaldus de Pandolfi, O. F. M. The Keller-Crescent Printing and Engraving Co.: Evansville, Ind., 1910. (Pandolfi also known as Ubaldus da Rieti in Second Edition, 1950)

Underhill, Evelyn, Mystics of the Church. Morehouse Publishing: Harrisburg, PA, 1925.

Underhill, Evelyn, Mysticism. E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: New York, 1961. 

                                                            With my compliments, Marilyn H. Fedewa

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