The great Doctor of the Church, St. Alphonsus Liguori, has assembled here the very finest information about Our Lady, taken from the many writings of the Saints . Glories of Mary [Saint Alphonsus Liguori] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Glories of Mary by Catholic Book Publishing is an edition of . The Glories of Mary is a classic book in the field of Roman Catholic Mariology, written during the 18th century by Saint Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church.
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Mary is our life, because she obtains for us the pardon of our sins SECT.
Speak, say but a word, and console me; but Thou speakest no more, for Thou art dead. Discourses on the seven principal feasts of Mary and her Dolors.
~The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori (Online) & other Titles on the B.V.M.~
Ah, Mary, dost thou sigh after Jesus, thou who lovest none but Jesus? Various Prayers to Mary.
Mary is a merciful advocate, who does not refuse to defend the cause of the most miserable sinners SECT. The alphknsus disciples, fearful that the poor Mother might die of grief, approached her to take the body of her Son from her arms, to bear it away for burial.
Hence, the greater was her love for Him, the more bitter and inconsolable was her grief. The Blessed Virgin herself revealed to Saint Bridget, that, while on earth, there was not an hour in which this grief did not pierce her soul: Jesus again told the Saint to desire the confessor to return.
Thou who hast so often consoled me by pitying me in my sorrows. Most authors agree that it was three hundred miles; so that it was a journey of upwards of thirty days. When they had reached the appointed place, “O, how willingly would Mary have there buried herself alive with her Son, had such been His will! Weep, then, for thou hast reason to weep.
On The Second Dolour Of the Flight mayr Jesus mart Egypt As the stag, wounded by an arrow, carries the pain with him wherever he goes, because he carries with him the arrow which has wounded him, so did the Divine Mother, after the sad prophecy of Saint Simeon, as we have already seen in the consideration of the first dolour, always carry her sorrow with her in the continual remembrance of the Passion of her Son.
Lawrence writes, “the more tenderly this Mother loved, so much the more deeply was she wounded. In raising the stone to close up the entrance, the holy disciples of the Saviour had to approach our Blessed Lady, and say: Shame should have prevented thee; for His disgrace was thine, since thou wert His Mother.
Mary heard her Son exclaim, “I thirst,” but she could not even give Him a drop of water to refresh Him in that great thirst. When her Son was twelve years of age, she went as usual, and Jesus remained mayr Jerusalem. But how much greater would the misery of life be, did we also know the future evils which await us! He conceals the trials which await us, that, whatever they may be, we may endure them but once.
But she complained to Saint Bridget that very few did so, and that the greater part of the world lived in forgetfulness of them: Wherefore the graces promised by Jesus to those who are devoted to the dolours of Mary are very great. This article about a book on the Catholic Church is a stub. O soul great in virtue but great also in sorrow, for the one and the other took their rise in that immense love with which thy heart was inflamed towards God, for thou couldst love Him alone; ah, Mother, pity me, for instead of loving God I have greatly offended Him.
Meditation for the Day of the Annunciation to Mary.
Contradicted and persecuted, in fine, in His body and in His life; for He was tortured in all His sacred members, in His hands, His feet, His face, His head, and in His whole body; so that, drained of His blood, and an object of scorn, He died of torments on an ignominious cross. Joseph went, and represented to Pilate the grief and desires of this afflicted Mother. Saint Bernardine of Siena goes so far as to say, “that the grief of Mary was so great that, were it divided amongst all men, it would suffice to cause their immediate death.
Prayer O Blessed Virgin, why dost thou afflict thyself, seeking for thy lost Son?
Alphonsus quoted Saint Bonaventure”No one can enter Heaven unless by Mary, as though through a door. Now, Cornelius a Lapide says, “that to understand glorues greatness of Mary’s grief at the death of her Son, we must understand the greatness of the love she bore Him.
Hall, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! Now thou hast lost Him, who can ever tell thy grief? Knowest thou not that Gloriez is in thy heart? An appendix is devoted to defending the role of Mary as mediatrix of all graces.
The Glories of Mary
But, O Alpnonsus, as love increased in her, so much the more did her grief increase at the thought of having to lose Him by so cruel a death; and the nearer the time of the Passion of her Son approached, so much the deeper did that sword of sorrow, foretold by Saint Simeon, pierce the heart of His Mother. A Saint Vincent was tortured on alphonxus rack, torn with pincers, burnt with red-hot iron plates; but, as Saint Augustine remarks, “it seemed as if it was one who suffered, and another who spoke.
Luke relates, in the second chapter of his Gospel, that the Blessed Virgin, with her spouse St.