How refreshing it is, then, to see our Heavenly Queen, full of grace, grace such a widely read magazine.
The article, which features Marian Shrines new and old, recognised and unrecognised, is entitled 'How the Virgin Mary Became the World's Most Powerful Woman' and it can be read here.
'Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.'
Let's pray that more magazines more and more look to Mary as the full expression of womanhood and the true model of beauty and strength, 'for charm is deceptive and beauty is vain but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.'
Warning: The National Geographic article features Medjugore and a bare breasted African lady nursing a baby.