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.
Ah, cease not, O advocate of sinners, to assist my afflicted soul in the midst of the combats in which it will have to engage on its great passage from time to eternity.
And that which grieved her the most was to see that she herself, by her presence and sorrow, increased the sufferings of her Son. The afflicted Mother, fearing that other injuries might still be inflicted on her Son, entreated Joseph of Arimathea to obtain the body of her Jesus from Pilate, that at least in death she might guard and protect it from further outrage.
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. He conceals the trials which await libuori, that, whatever they may be, we may endure them but once. So great a love on the part of Mary deserves our gratitude, and that gratitude should be shown by at least meditating upon and pitying her in her sorrow.
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Is not this event, and is not this unhappy Mother worthy of compassion. Nay, rather, thou art on the cross, crucified, sacrificing thyself with thy Son.
This they did with gentle and respectful violence, and having alphonsuz it, they wrapped it in a linen cloth which was already prepared. In this valley of tears every man is born to weep, and all must suffer, by enduring the evils which are of daily occurrence.
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.
There are some who assert, and not without reason, that this dolour was not only one of the greatest, liguorl the greatest and most painful of all. And why not in Jesus, who, although He has ascended to heaven, is still pleased to remain on earth, not dead indeed, but living in the most holy sacrament of the altar, precisely that our hearts may be with Him, and that He may possess them?
Retrieved from ” https: Ah, Mary, dost thou sigh after Jesus, thou who lovest none but Jesus? Second, that He would protect all who have this devotion in their tribulations, and that He would protect them especially at the hour of death.
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Thou who hast so often consoled me by pitying me in my sorrows. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve!
marj A Saint Boniface had his body torn mwry 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. It is certain that the more we love a thing, the greater is the pain we feel in losing it. His mouth was open, His eyes were dim; she then examined his mangled flesh and uncovered bones; she took off the crown, and saw the sad injuries which the thorns had inflicted on that sacred head; she saw the holes in His hands and feet, and thus addressed Him: But do I say a like sorrow?
Part II Discourse 3. Our life, our sweetness! Father Glpries relates that a certain religious was so tormented with scruples, that he was sometimes almost driven to despair; but as he had the greatest devotion to Mary in Sorrow, he always had recourse to her in his interior agonies, and felt himself consoled whilst meditating on her dolours.
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. 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: Hence Saint Anselm asserts, that “had not God by a special miracle preserved the life of Mary in each moment of her life, her grief was such that it would have caused her death.
When, behold, the compassionate Mother seeing her poor son in such anguish, appeared to him, saying: Therefore Saint Ildephonsus did not hesitate to assert, “to say that Mary’s sorrows were greater than all the torments of the martyrs united, was to say too little. Hitherto the dolours of Mary tortured her one by one; on this day they are all, as it were, united to assail her.
Whence the same Saint, considering Mary on Mount Calvary, present at the death of her Son, questions her in these words: Behold, the appointed day at length came, and Jesus, in tears, went to take leave of His Mother, before going to death.
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Thus, amongst others, Saint Bernard says: Thou wast my very soul! O God, not for three days, but for three and thirty years had Mary to endure a like sorrow! The Blessed Virgin herself revealed to Saint Bridget, that, while on earth, there was not an hour in which this grief did not pierce her soul: Listen to the words in which Mary revealed to Saint Bridget the sorrowful state in which she saw her dying Son on the cross: On The Seventh Dolour The Burial of Jesus 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.
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