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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First, ligguori those who before death invoke the Divine Mother in the name of her sorrows should obtain true repentance of all their sins. Ah, Mother of Mercy, I hope, first, through the death of my Redeemer, and then through thy sorrows, to obtain pardon and eternal salvation.

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. When the crime had been committed, the devil demanded the performance of the promise; and for this purpose led him to the brink of a well, at the same time threatening, that if he did not throw himself in, he would drag him, body and soul, to hell.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to alohonsus sources. 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. But why do I speak of thorns or nails? Blessed Veronica da Binasco, an Augustinian nun, was carried in spirit to accompany Mary with the Infant Jesus on their journey into Egypt; and after it the Divine Mother said, “Daughter, thou hast seen with how much difficulty we have reached this country; now learn that no one receives graces without suffering.

And he adds that the holy disciples and women who accompanied her “mourned even more for her than for their Lord. Let us remain for a while this day on Calvary, and consider the fifth sword which, in the death of Jesus, transfixed the heart of Mary.

What can they have eaten but a piece of hard bread, either brought by Saint Joseph or begged as an alms? Monday -Prayer to the most holy Mary to obtain holy perseverance Tuesday -Prayer to Mary most holy to obtain a good death.

Mary is our life, because she obtains for us the pardon of our sins SECT. The nails, the thorns, the lacerated flesh of her Son, those deep wounds, those uncovered bones, that open mouth, those dimmed eyes, all presented themselves before her.


The Glories Of Mary St. Alphonsus Liguori

Then it was that the angel appeared in a dream to Saint Joseph, and desired him to “Arise, and take the Child and His Mother, and fly into Egypt. Liguor, 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 alphonsua she was shown to be the Queen of martyrs.

Death came, and the devil then tormented him more than ever with scruples, and tempted him kf despair. He became the founder of the religious order of the Somaschi, died as a saint, and has lately been canonized by the holy Church.

Therefore we know that by the merits of her dolours she cooperated in our birth to the life of grace; and hence we are the children of her sorrows.

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Bernard, “went away so afflicted and sad, that she og many to tears in spite of themselves; and wherever glorie passed, all who met her wept,” and could not restrain their tears. She says, “Return, ye transgressors, to the heart.

Ah, immaculate Virgin, from thee do I hope for help to bear all crosses with patience. It was revealed to Saint Bridget, that three ladders were placed against the cross to take down the Sacred Body; the holy disciples first drew out the nails from the hands and feet, and, according to Metaphrastes, gave them to Mary.

Alphonsus quoted Saint Bonaventure”No one can enter Heaven unless by Mary, as though through a door. Wherefore Mary might well say, in the words of David, “My life is wasted with grief, and my years in sighs. O ravisher of hearts, when wilt thou restore me mine? Virgo by Josef Moroder-Lusenberg.

Do thou save Me. But the whole of this flame of love was afterwards, at the time of the Passion, ranged into a sea of grief, when Saint Bernardine declares, “that if all the sorrows of the world were united, they would not equal that of the glorious Virgin Mary. It is enough to tell a mother that her son is dead, to excite all her love. They may weep, but they should weep in peace, as Mary wept the absence of her Son; and let them take courage, and not fear that on this account they have lost the Divine favour; for God Himself assured Saint Teresa, that “no one is lost without knowing it; and that no one is deceived without wishing to be deceived.


Hailgrino, explaining this passage of the Canticles, “The hairs of thy head, as the purple of the king, bound in the channel,” says that these purple hairs were Mary’s continual thoughts of the Passion of Jesus, which kept the blood which was one day to flow from His wounds always before her eyes: Therefore time, which usually mitigates the sorrows of the afflicted, did not relieve Mary; nay, even it increased her sorrow; for, as Jesus, on the one hand, advanced in age, and always appeared more and more beautiful and amiable; so also, on the other hand, the time of His death always drew nearer, and grief always increased in the heart of Mary, at the thought of having to lose Him on earth.

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But, O God, as love increased in ot, so much the more did her grief gloroes 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. But now,” she added, “Jesus sends me to console thee; be comforted, then; rejoice, and come with me to heaven.

The holy 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. The road was, according to Saint Bonaventure’s description of it, “rough, unknown, and little frequented. So that the more the holy martyrs loved Jesus, the less did they feel their torments and death; and the sight alone of the sufferings of a crucified God was sufficient to console them. She saw a soldier brandish a lance, and pierce the side of Jesus: She looked at Him, and hardly mwry Him, saying, with Isaias, “and we have seen Him, and there was no sightliness.


Thy sorrows encourage me to hope for pardon. When, behold, the compassionate Mother seeing her poor son in such anguish, appeared to him, saying: