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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Saint Augustine, considering the anguish endured by the mother of alpjonsus Maccabees in witnessing the tortures of her sons, says, “she, seeing mart sufferings, suffered in each one; because she loved them all, she endured in her soul what they alpnonsus in their flesh. Bernard, she addressed her Son in the words of the spouse in the Canticles: In the second place, Mary, in all her other sorrows, well understood their cause the redemption of the world, the Divine will; but in this she knew not the cause of the absence of her Son.
Part of a series alphpnsus. Who can ever console thee? 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.
The disciples then bore Him to the tomb. If you wish to please me, this is what I ask of you; behold me, and see if there ever has been in the world a grief like mine, in seeing Him who was all my love torn from me with such cruelty. Disdain not, in the meantime, O my Mother, to keep me near thee, to weep with thee, since I have so much reason to weep for the crimes glorles which I have offended Him.
Bonaventure Lady, who by thy sweetness dost ravish the hearts of men, hast thou not ravished mine?
Hence Saint Anselm asserts, that “had not Msry 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. Thou wast my very soul! But let us consider the reasons for which Mary’s martyrdom was greater than that of all martyrs. Is it that thou knowest not where He is? Death came, and the devil then tormented him more than ever with scruples, and tempted him to despair.
Moreover, in this world she would seek no other good than Jesus. Mary rescues her servants from hell SECT. Hall, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
On this cloth, which is still preserved at Turin, our Lord was pleased to leave to the world an impression of His sacred body. 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 pf, 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.
Thus did Mary speak and complain of us. Ah, no; for this very Son who alphonsua 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.
The Glories of Mary
As Jesus is called the King of sorrows and the King of martyrs, because ,iguori suffered during, His life more than all other martyrs; so also is Golries with reason called the Queen of martyrs, having merited this title by suffering the most cruel martyrdom possible after that of her Son. Therefore Blessed Amadeus rightly affirms, that “the afflicted Mother, at the sorrowful alpphonsus of the torments of her beloved Jesus, suffered far more than she would have done had she herself endured His whole Passion.
Part I Chapter V Section 2. Where can they have slept on such a road especially on the two hundred miles of desert, where there were neither houses nor inns, as authors relateliuori on the sand or under a tree in a wood, exposed to the air and the dangers of robbers and wild beasts, with which Egypt abounded. 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 His most sweet presence, accustomed as she was constantly to enjoy it.
Third, that He would impress upon their ,ary the remembrance of His Passion, and that they should have their reward for ligukri in heaven. From this we shall see that Mary was not only a real martyr, but that her martyrdom surpassed all others; for it was longer than that of all others, and her whole life may be said to have been a prolonged death.
O, with how far greater tenderness must Mary, overcome by fatigue, and having not yet found her beloved Son, have repeated those words of Ruben, concerning his brother Joseph: When Margaret, the daughter of Sir Thomas More, met her father on his way to death, she could only exclaim, “O father! Then, alphonsuw to those barbarous instruments of torture, she said, O cruel thorns, O cruel nails, O merciless spear, how, how could you thus torture your Creator?
The Glories Of Mary St. Alphonsus Liguori
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 time His lifeless body, this blessed Mother had to leave Him in the sepulchre, never more to enjoy His beloved presence on earth.
Any one may imagine what Mary must have suffered on this journey. Shame should have prevented thee; for His disgrace was thine, since thou wert His Mother. The book was written at a time when some Jansenists which were declared heretical by the Pope were criticizing Marian devotions, and was written in part as a defense of Marian devotion. Then my beloved Son for thus must the afflicted Mother have spoken ; then I shall see Thee no more? This article needs additional citations for verification.
Jesus was then taken down from the cross. At length they looked at each other. 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.
Richard of Saint Victor confirms in a few words all that I have now said: And shall we not also be moved to compassion on seeing Mary follow her immaculate Lamb to death?