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Fr. Daniel A. Lord, SJ (1888–1955) was known to many as the Hollywood Priest. He drafted the Production Code for Hollywood, which was used for several decades. Fr. Lord was also a prominent writer, authoring over 90 books, 300 pamphlets, and countless articles. In 1952, he published a spiritual classic entitled Christ in Me — a book consisting of various thanksgivings a person could offer following reception of Holy Communion. Of the over 60 meditations, 10 are dedicated to the Blessed Mother, and these include thanksgivings with Mary, in union with Mary, and in imitation of Mary. This article provides a theological overview of these post-communion Marian thanksgivings of Fr. Lord.


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