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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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Thus, amongst others, Saint Bernard says: Amongst other significations of the name of Mary, as Blessed Albert the Great asserts, is that of “a bitter sea. Views Read Edit View history.

Is it that thou knowest not where He is? The most holy Virgin one day appeared to Blessed Collette, al;honsus Franciscan nun, and showed her the Infant Jesus in a basin, torn to pieces, and then said: The Blessed Virgin revealed to Saint Bridget, that when the time of the Passion of our Lord was hlories, her eyes were always filled with tears, as she thought of her beloved Son, whom she was about to lose on earth, and that the prospect of that approaching suffering caused her to be seized with fear, and a cold sweat to cover her whole body.

Thus it is also with those unhappy souls who, blinded by the mire of this world, have but little knowledge of God, they suffer but little at not finding Him; but, on the other hand, he who, illumined by celestial light, has become worthy to find by love the sweet presence of the supreme good, O God, how bitterly does he grieve when he finds himself deprived of it! Thou wast my father” continues Bernardine de Bustis, in Mary’s name”Thou wast my brother, my spouse, my delight, my glory; Thou wast my all.

Thomas of Aquin Prayer of St. This is the fourth sword of sorrow which we have this day to consider. 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.

For, in the first place, Mary, in her other dolours, had Jesus with her: She saw a soldier brandish a lance, and pierce the side of Jesus: Speak, say but a word, and console me; but Thou speakest no more, for Thou art dead.

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Virgo by Josef Moroder-Lusenberg. She looked at Him, and hardly recognised Him, saying, with Isaias, “and we have seen Him, and there was no sightliness. Disdain gloris, in the meantime, O my Mother, to keep me near thee, to weep with thee, since I have so much reason to weep for the crimes by which I have offended Him.


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The martyrs suffered under the torments inflicted on them by tyrants; but the love of Jesus rendered their pains sweet and agreeable. Erasmus, speaking of parents mayr general, says, that “they are more cruelly tormented by their children’s sufferings than by their own.

Ah, most afflicted of all Mothers! Hence, with reason, was she called by Richard of Saint Lawrence, “the Martyr of martyrs”; and of her can the words of Isaias with all truth be said, “He will crown thee with a crown of tribulation;” that is to say, that that suffering itself, which exceeded the suffering of all the other martyrs united, was the crown by which she was shown to be the Queen of martyrs. Copyright,BY P. Reflections, First Dolor of St.

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This Son, through envy, was falsely accused by His enemies; and though the judge knew, and himself confessed, that He was innocent, yet, that he might not offend His enemies, he condemned Him to the ignominious death that they had demanded. 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 Gloories of martyrs; for the sufferings liguiri 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.

Wondering at this, he heard a voice telling him golries his crime had added the eighth. 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 the 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.

Ah, looks of bitter grief, which, as so many arrows, pierced through and through those two beautiful and loving souls. But all this is saying too little of Alphonsud sorrows, since, as I have already observed, she suffered more in witnessing the sufferings of her beloved Jesus than if she had herself endured all the outrages and death of her Son.


Who can ever have a heart so hard that it will not melt on hearing the most lamentable event which once occurred in the world? Ah, had any one met these three greatest personages in the world, for whom could he have taken them but for three poor wandering beggars.

Bonaventure, “if I have offended thee, in justice wound my heart; if I have served thee, I now ask wounds for my reward. This new and improved translation of “The Glories of Mary, ” having been duly examined, is hereby approved of. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Download M4B MB. Hitherto the dolours of Mary tortured her one by one; on this day they are all, as it were, united to assail her.

Saint Augustine says, “he had lost what God had given him but he still had God Himself. Mary rescues her servants from hell SECT. Any one can understand that the sufferings of children are also those of their mothers who witness them. For, as other authors also relate, this thief had been kind gloeies Jesus and Mary on their journey to Egypt; and this same office the Blessed Virgin has ever continued, and still continues, to perform. She remembered how she had pressed that Son to her bosom in the crib of Bethlehem; the conversations she had held with Him during the many years they had dwelt in the house of Nazareth; she remembered their mutual affection, their loving looks, the words of eternal life which fell from those Divine lips; and then the sad scene which she liuori that day witnessed, again presented itself before her.

Knowest thou not that He is in thy heart? In raising the stone to close up the entrance, the holy disciples of the Saviour mzry to approach our Blessed Lady, and say: Ah, Mary, dost thou sigh after Jesus, thou who lovest none but Jesus? All mothers feel the sufferings of their children as their own. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. These sorrows, I trust, will give me the confidence and strength which I shall require at the hour of death, that I may not despair at the sight of the many sins by which I have offended my Lord.

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