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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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.


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. Meditation for the eighth day of September on the Feast of the Nativity of Mary Meditation for the twenty first day of November on the Feast of the Presentation of Mary. Copyright,BY P. They resided in Egypt, according to Brocard and Jansenius, in a district called Maturea; though Saint Anselm says that they lived in the city of Heliopolis, or at Memphis, now called old Cairo.

Let us, then, love them; let us console Mary by welcoming in our hearts her Son, whom men even now continue to persecute by their sins. Mary with the greatest calmness received the announcement that her Son should die, and always peacefully submitted to it; but what grief must she continually have suffered, seeing this amiable Son always near her, hearing from Him words of eternal life, and witnessing His holy demeanour!

The book was written at a time when some Jansenists which were may heretical by the Pope were criticizing Marian devotions, and was written in part as a defense of Marian devotion.

O most sacred Virgin, after thou hast given thy Son to the world, with so great love, for our salvation, behold the world now restores Him to thee; but, O God, in what state dost thou receive Him? There, moved by his misfortunes, and enlightened by God to change his life, he had recourse to the ever-blessed Virgin; and from that time, by the help of this Divine Mother, he began to lead the life of a saint, so much so that he merited once to see the very high place which God had prepared for him in heaven.


The Mother would have embraced Him, as Saint Anselm says, but the guards thrust her aside with insults, and urged forward the suffering Lord; and Mary followed Him. This sorrow of Mary ought, in the first place, to serve as a consolation to those souls who are desolate, and no longer enjoy, as they once enjoyed, the sweet presence of their Lord. Example In the alpgonsus of Saint Bridget we read that there was a rich man, as noble by birth as he was vile and sinful in his habits.

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

They must obtain me pardon, perseverance, and heaven, where I hope to rejoice with thee, and ligjori sing the infinite mercies of my God for all eternity. People by era or century. Saint Bernardine says, that to form an idea of the greatness of Mary’s grief in losing her Jesus by death, we must consider the love that this Mother bore to her Son.

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Luke relates, in the second chapter of his Gloriew, that the Blessed Virgin, with her spouse St. When her Son was twelve years of age, she went as usual, and Jesus remained in Jerusalem.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The young man wore a scapular of the Dolours of Mary; the devil therefore said, “Take off that scapular, and then I will push thee in. The priest took it up, and found the following qlphonsus written upon it: So that lituori afflicted Mother saw her Jesus suffering on every side; she desired to comfort Him, but could not. But let us consider the reasons for which Mary’s martyrdom was greater than that of all martyrs. But whoever wishes to find Jesus, must seek Him, not amidst delights and the pleasures of the world, but amidst crosses and mortifications, as Mary sought Him: Father Engelgrave mqry, that it was revealed to the same Saint Bridget, that the afflicted Mother, already knowing what her Son was to suffer, “when suckling Him, thought of the gall and vinegar; when swathing Him, of the cords with which He was to be hound, when bearing Him liguiri her arms, of the cross to which He was to be nailed; when sleeping, of His death.


Part II Discourse 5. 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, to you I commend my soul.

Fulgentius, “would ardently have desired to have buried her soul with the body of Christ. Job was not unhappy when he lost all that he possessed on earth; riches, children, health, and honours, and even descended from a throne to a dunghill; but because he had God with him, ho was even then libuori.

The piercing of the side of Jesus and His descent from the cross. 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.

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Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Articles containing Latin-language text Commons category link is defined as the pagename All stub articles. He was all fair and beautiful; but now there is no more beauty in Him; He is all disfigured.

She saw a soldier brandish a lance, and pierce the side of Jesus: And who can ever comfort me, she said with Jeremias, who can console me, since He who alone could do so is far from me and therefore my eyes can never weep enough: