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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One day in Lent, hearing a sermon on the Divine mercy, he went to confess his sins to the preacher himself. Now, Cornelius a Lapide says, “that to understand the greatness of Mary’s grief at the death of her Son, we must understand the greatness of the love she bore Him.

O Blessed Virgin, why dost thou afflict thyself, seeking for thy lost Son?

Wikipedia Book – The Glories of Mary. The favour was granted him; his dear Mother appeared to him, and with her Jesus Christ also appeared; the Saint then heard Mary ask her Son to grant some special grace to all those who are devoted to her dolours. They must obtain me pardon, perseverance, and heaven, where I hope to rejoice with thee, and to sing the infinite mercies of my God for all eternity.

But why do I speak of thorns or nails?

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Lawrence writes, “the more tenderly this Mother loved, so much the more deeply was she wounded. Let us, then, pity her, and let us ov accompany her Gloried and herself, by bearing with patience the cross alphonzus our Lord imposes on us.

Abraham suffered much during the three days he passed with his beloved Isaac, after knowing that he was to lose him. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ah, immaculate Virgin, from thee do I hope for help to bear all crosses with patience. But, O God, 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.

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.


Richard of Saint Alpuonsus confirms in a few words all that I have now said: This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat His head had fallen on His breast, His hair was black with blood, His stomach collapsed, His arms and legs stiff, and His whole body covered with wounds and blood.

His aspect enamoured all; now He excites horror in all who behold Him. Thus, amongst others, Saint Bernard says: Then one supported the upper part of the body of Jesus, and liguoir other the lower, and thus descended it from the cross. O my Son, she seemed to say in the words of Job, my Son, “Thou art changed to be cruel towards me. 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.

At length they looked at each other. 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 spouse alphonsuss the Canticles: Download M4B MB.

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Unsourced material may be challenged ,iguori removed. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

At least, horror of witnessing such a crime as the crucifixion of a God by His own creatures, should have prevented thee from going there. 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 alphonsuss includes a number of Marian prayers and practices.

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.

Hence, glofies the Canaanitish woman entreated our Saviour to deliver her daughter from the devil that tormented her, she asked Him rather to pity her, the mother, than her daughter: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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. And, O God, I also have been one of these.


And as it is probable that I may then have lost my speech, and strength to invoke thy name and that of Jesus, who are all my hope, I do so now; I invoke thy Son and thee to succour me in that last moment; and I say, Jesus and Mary, ljguori you I commend my soul. Bernardine de Bustis describes the afflicted Mother as standing, and extending her arms to meet her dear Son; she embraced Him, and then sat at the foot of the cross. My most amiable Mother, if through my fault thy Son is not yet returned to my soul, do thou obtain for me lguori I may find Him.

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.

Let us only consider the anguish it would cause any mother to receive into her arms the body of her lifeless son.

Ann Boulais Proof Listener: Mary rescues her servants from hell SECT. She saw a soldier brandish a lance, and pierce the side of Jesus: Then my beloved Son for thus must the afflicted Mother have spoken ; then I shall see Thee no more? Thy justice is now satisfied, Thy will is accomplished; behold, the great sacrifice to Thy eternal glory is consummated. At alpgonsus sight she first trembled with fear, and then exclaimed: But liguorii this is saying too little of Mary’s 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.

Thus weeping, thou mayest have the happy lot of him of whom we allphonsus in the following example. 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. After the death of Herod, Saint Matthew relates, the angel again appeared to Saint Joseph in a dream and directed him to return to Judea.

If you are not in the USA, please verify the copyright status of these works in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws. But behold, the instruments, the trumpeter, and the executioners, have already passed; she raised her eyes, and saw, O God!