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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Part I Chapter I Section 4. If we can make no other return for so much love, at least let us give a few moments this day to consider the greatness of the sufferings by which Mary became the Queen of martyrs; for the sufferings of her great martyrdom exceeded those of all the martyrs; being, in the first place, the longest in point of duration; and, in the second place, the greatest in point of intensity.

The injury of that stroke was inflicted on Jesus, but Mary suffered its pain. Ah, what a night of sorrow was that night for Mary! O God, who has taken Him from us? How great is the love of our mother for us SECT.

Mary, at the sight of her Son, on His way to Calvary, did not faint, no, lgories it was not becoming, as Father Suarez remarks, that this Mother should lose the use of her reason; nor did she die, for God reserved her for greater grief: And what a sword must the sound of that trumpet have been to her heart, which proclaimed ligguori sentence pronounced against her Jesus!

Part of a series on the. Part II Discourse 9. Prayer Ah, my Blessed Mother, it is not one sword only with which I have pierced thy heart, but I have done so with as many as are the sins which I have committed. Thomas of Aquin Prayer of St. Gloroes relates, in the second chapter of his Gospel, that the Blessed Virgin, with her spouse St. Hear, then, what happened.

But now,” she added, “Jesus sends me to console thee; be comforted, then; rejoice, and come with me to heaven. Friday -Prayer to the most holy Mary to obtain love towards her and Jesus Christ Saturday -Prayer to the most holy Mary to obtain her patronage.


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Part II Discourse 8. But do I say a like sorrow? Receive, therefore, on this last occasion that I behold Thee, receive my last farewell, the farewell of Thy dear Mother, and receive also my heart, which I leave buried with Thee. Let us, at least, cease to torment this afflicted Mother; and if we have hitherto grieved her by our sins, let us now do all that she desires. He says that so great was the sorrow of this tender Mother in the Passion of Jesus, that she alone compassionated in a degree by any means adequate to its merits the death of a God made man.

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He did not show Mary this compassion; for she, whom God willed to be the Queen of Sorrows, and in all things like His Son, had to see always before her eyes and continually to suffer all the torments that awaited her; and these were the sufferings of the Passion and death of her beloved Jesus; for in alpyonsus temple Saint Simeon, having received the Divine Child in his arms, foretold to her that that Son would be a mark for all the persecutions and oppositions of men.

Is it that thou knowest not where He is?

The Glories of Mary

The book combines numerous citations in favor of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Church Fathers and the Doctors of the Church with Saint Alphonsus’ own personal views on Marian veneration and includes a number of Marian prayers and practices. Mary is our life, because she obtains for us the pardon of our sins SECT.

How ligyori they lodged? In fine, the Blessed Virgin herself told Saint Bridget, “that love had rendered her heart and that of her Son but one. This Son, so cruelly executed, was our loving Redeemer Jesus; and this Mother was the Blessed Virgin Mary; Who, for the love she bore us, was willing to see Him sacrificed to Divine Justice by the barbarity of men. This they did with gentle and respectful violence, and having embalmed it, they wrapped it in a linen cloth which was already prepared.

Part I Chapter X. Ah, holy Virgin, whither goest thou? Saint Bonaventure, speaking of this return, considers how much greater the Blessed Virgin’s gloties must have been on account of the pains of Jesus being so much increased as He was then about seven years of age an age, remarks the Saint, at which “He was too big to be carried, and not strong enough to walk without assistance. The wretched youth, glries that it would be impossible to escape from his hands, got on the little parapet to cast himself in; but terrified at the idea of death, he told the devil that he had not courage to take the leap, but that if he was determined on his death, he must push him in.


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Thou who hast so often consoled me by pitying me in my sorrows.

Where wouldst thou come? Now thou hast lost Him, who can ever tell thy grief? Bernard, she addressed her Son in the words of the spouse in the Canticles: Speak, say but a word, and console me; but Thou speakest no more, for Thou art dead. He became the founder of the religious order gloriees the Somaschi, died as a saint, and has lately been canonized by the holy Church.

On the following day, when the priest recommended the deceased to the prayers of the people, a white dove appeared in the church, and let a card drop at his feet. Production details Running Time: This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat There are some who assert, and not without reason, that this dolour was not only one of the greatest, but the greatest and most painful of all.

The book combines numerous citations in favor of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Church Fathers and the Doctors of the Church with Saint Alphonsus’ own personal views on Marian golries and includes a number of Marian prayers and practices. Behold, the appointed day at length came, and Jesus, in tears, went to take leave of His Mother, before going to death. Saint Anselm believes that compassion for the Mother softened the heart of Pilate, and moved him to grant her the body of the Saviour.