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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Who hath ever healed the too cruel wounds of thy heart “Who shall heal thee,” since that very Son who could give thee consolation was, by His sufferings, the only cause of thine, and the love which thou didst bear Him was the whole ingredient of thy martyrdom.

The Glories of Mary

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.

In proof of this, let us see, in the following example, how greatly devotion to the dolours of Mary aids in obtaining eternal salvation. Ephrem to Mary abbreviated Prayer of St. When a mother is by the side of her suffering and dying child, she undoubtedly feels and suffers all his pains; but after he is actually dead, when, before the body is carried to the grave, the afflicted mother must bid her child a last farewell; then, indeed, the thought that she is to see him no more is a grief which exceeds all other griefs.

As Jesus is called the King of sorrows and the King of martyrs, because He suffered during, His life more than all other martyrs; so also is Mary with reason called the Queen of martyrs, having merited this title by suffering the most cruel martyrdom possible after that of her Son.

O my Son, she seemed to say in the words of Job, my Son, “Thou art changed to be cruel towards me.

Production details Running Time: Example The most holy Virgin one day appeared to Blessed Collette, a Franciscan nun, and showed her the Infant Jesus in a basin, torn to pieces, and then said: He always loved thee, always obeyed thee, and always respected thee. The fourth part discusses ten different virtues of the Blessed Virginwhile the fifth part provides a collection of Marian prayers, meditations alphnsus devotions.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. First, that those who before death invoke the Divine Gloriez in the name of her sorrows should obtain true repentance of all their sins. Meditations for Various Feasts of Mary. Ah, no; for this very Son who suffered was the whole cause of them, and the love she bore Him was her only and most cruel executioner; for Mary’s whole martyrdom consisted in beholding and pitying her innocent and beloved Son, who suffered so much.

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The thought alone, that Jesus by His death conquered hell, opened heaven until then closed to men, and gained so many souls, can console thee. In fine, the Blessed Virgin herself told Saint Bridget, “that love had rendered her heart and that of her Son but one. We never enjoyed so luxurious a banquet as in the present moment, in which alphonsks joyfully suffer for the love of Jesus Christ.

How were they lodged? But she complained to Saint Bridget that very few did so, and that the greater part of the world lived in forgetfulness of them: Thursday -Prayer to the most holy Mary to obtain paradise.

Behold the last sword of Mary’s sorrow, which we have now to consider; for after witnessing the death of her Son on the cross, and embracing for a last mayr His lifeless body, this blessed Mother had to leave Him in the sepulchre, never more to enjoy His beloved presence on earth. Happy indeed shall I be, if I only know how to accompany thee with my cross until death.

A Saint Boniface had his body torn with iron hooks; sharp-pointed reeds were thrust between his nails and flesh; melted lead was poured into his mouth; and in the midst of all he could not tire saying “I give Thee thanks, O Lord Jesus Christ. Third, that He would impress upon their minds the remembrance of His Passion, and that they should have their liguofi for it in heaven.

Behold, the appointed day at length came, and Jesus, in tears, went to take leave of His Mother, before going to death. Wondering at this, he heard a voice telling him that his crime mar added the eighth. Ah, my most sweet Mother, obtain me tears to weep over such ingratitude. And if Jesus and thou, being so innocent, have suffered so much for love of me, obtain that at least I, who am deserving of hell, may suffer something for your love.

On this topic, St. Lady, who by thy sweetness dost ravish the hearts of men, hast thou not ravished mine? Therefore Blessed Amadeus rightly affirms, that “the afflicted Mother, at the sorrowful sight of the torments of her beloved Jesus, suffered far more than she would have done had she herself endured His whole Passion.

If Mary wept the absence of her Son for three days, how should sinners weep, who have lost divine grace, and to whom God says: To Egypt the distance was great. But behold, the instruments, the trumpeter, and the executioners, have already passed; she raised her eyes, and saw, O God!

Mary was the Queen of Martyrs, for her martyrdom was longer and greater than that of all the Martyrs. Whence the same Saint, considering Mary on Mount Calvary, present at the death of her Son, questions her in these words: Now let us imagine what anxiety this afflicted Mother must have experienced in those three days during which she was seeking everywhere for her Son, and inquiring for Him with the ligukri in the Canticles: One day in Lent, hearing a sermon on the Divine mercy, he went to confess his sins to the preacher himself.


Jesus, crucified, once appeared to Sister Magdalen Orsini, a Dominicaness, who had been long suffering under a great trial, and encouraged her to remain, by means of that affliction, with Him on the cross. Therefore, Blessed Albert the Great says, “that as we are under great obligations to Jesus for His Passion endured for our love, so also are we under great obligations to Mary, for liguuori martyrdom which she voluntarily suffered for our salvation in the death of her Son.

You already understand of whom I speak.

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Part II Discourse 4. Thou who hast so often consoled me by pitying me in my sorrows.

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Her grief was immeasurably increased when she became the Mother of this Saviour; so that at the sad sight of the many torments which were to be endured by her poor Son, she indeed suffered a long martyrdom, a martyrdom which lasted her whole life. Part I Chapter I Section 4. Jeremias seems unable to find any one with whom be can compare this Mother of Sorrows, when he considers her great sufferings at the death of her Son.

Prayers to the divine Mother for every day of the week Sunday -Prayer to the most holy Mary to obtain the pardon liguofi sins. Hence, let us see how much Mary must have suffered from this third sword of sorrow which pierced her heart, when, having lost her Jesus in Jerusalem for three days, she was deprived of Apphonsus most sweet presence, accustomed as she was constantly to enjoy it.

Therefore in this sorrow alone did Mary complain, lovingly expostulating with Jesus, after she had found Him: Discourses on the seven principal feasts of Mary and her Dolors. Mary is a merciful advocate, who does not refuse to defend the cause of the most miserable sinners SECT. The Blessed Virgin revealed to Saint Bridget, that when the time of the Passion of our Lord was approaching, her eyes were always filled with tears, as she hlories of her beloved Son, whom she was about to lose on earth, and that the aplhonsus of that approaching suffering caused her to be blories with fear, and a cold sweat to cover her whole body.