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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Mary heard her Son exclaim, “I thirst,” but she could not even give Him a drop of water to refresh Him in that great thirst.

In the revelations of Saint Bridget we read that there was a rich man, as noble by birth as he was vile and sinful in his habits. In creatures-perchance in mire.

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She then drew nearer to the cross, to be present at His death: No zlphonsus can doubt that Mary suffered in her heart all alphonsux outrages which she saw inflicted on her beloved Jesus. Happy indeed shall I be, if I only know how to accompany thee with my cross until death. My daughter, pray for them, that they may be converted. So that the more the holy martyrs loved Jesus, the less did they feel their torments and death; and the sight alone of the sufferings of a crucified God was sufficient to console them.

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. And what a sword must the sound of that trumpet have been to her heart, which proclaimed the sentence pronounced against her Jesus! The next morning, going as usual mafy visit the image, he perceived that there were no longer only seven, but eight swords in the heart of Mary.


Joseph, and Jesus, was accustomed every year at the paschal solemnity to visit the temple. Key Marian feast days.

Part I Chapter X. But since thou hast been pleased to suffer so much for me, ah, by thy merits, obtain me great sorrow for my sins, and patience under the trials of this life, which will always be light in comparison with my demerits; for I have often deserved hell. As the stag, wounded by an arrow, carries the pain with him wherever he goes, because he carries with him the arrow which has wounded him, so did the Divine Mother, after the sad prophecy of Saint Simeon, as we have already seen in the consideration of the first dolour, always carry her sorrow with her in the continual remembrance of the Passion of her Son.

Ah, Mother of Mercy, I hope, first, through the death of my Redeemer, and then through thy sorrows, to obtain pardon and eternal salvation.

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Tenth and last devotion Various additional examples appertaining to the most Holy Mary. O my afflicted Mother!

Meditation for the Day of the Annunciation to Mary. The sinner obeyed, and began to pray; when, behold, he suddenly dropped down dead from excess of grief. Let us now consider the second sword of sorrow which wounded Mary, in the flight of her Infant Jesus into Egypt from the persecution of Herod. The cross unites souls to God.

Zlphonsus, rather, thou art on the cross, crucified, sacrificing thyself with thy Son.

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And shall we not also be moved to compassion on seeing Mary follow alphonssus immaculate Lamb to death? Herod, having heard that the expected Messias was born, foolishly feared that He would deprive him of his kingdom.


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. The second part of the liguorl deals with the key Marian feasts such as the Immaculate Conception, Nativity, Purification, Annunciation, Assumption, etc. Thou wast my very soul! Consider her at the foot of the cross in the presence of her dying Son, and then see if there be lguori like unto her sorrow.

The book combines numerous citations in favor of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary from the Church Fathers and the Doctors of alpbonsus Church with Saint Alphonsus’ own personal views on Marian veneration and includes a number of Marian prayers and practices.

It was as much greater as the Son of Mary was more lovely than the son of Abraham.

Therefore, my daughter, though I am forgotten by many, at least do thou not forget me; consider my anguish, and imitate, as far as thou canst, my grief. Meditations for Various Feasts of Mary. That Mary was a true martyr cannot be doubted, as Denis the Alphosus, Pelbart, Catharinus, and others prove; for it is an undoubted opinion that suffering sufficient to cause death is martyrdom, even though death does not ensue from it. Part I Chapter I Section 3.

What would be her grief to see that men, notwithstanding that her Son has died for them, still continue to torment and crucify Him by their sins! The confessor went, and the sick man said that he did not require confession, as he had often approached the sacrament of penance.

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