In 2009, Michela Murgia participates in a conference in Barbagia entitled Women and Church: possible compensation? With her there are two theologues and the parish priest of the country. But above all, there is a firm audience, mostly believers, rushed in large numbers while not knowing what to expect. This book was born of reflections and questions arising that evening. Ave Mary «is a book of experience, not judgment": an experience made of years of theological studies and collaboration with Catholic Action, to which the talent of the author is added, able to make the subject tale fascinating harder. Starting from the private dimension, Michela Murgia guides us to discover the female figure in the Catholic imagination, showing the ancient wounds that the woman had to suffer to reveal how everyone, today - men and women, believers and non-believers - have been educated to a Wrong message, full of errors and clichés, very different from what God had entrusted to Mary.