Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Saintly Marian Quotes

St. Theresa, Co-Cathedral, Honolulu

"When the devil wishes to make himself master of a soul, he seeks to make it give up devotion to Mary." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"Whatsoever we do, we can never be true children of Mary, unless we are humble." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"O most blessed Virgin, who declarest in thy Canticle that it is owing to thy humility that God hath done great things in thee, obtain for me the grace to imitate thee, that is, to be obedient; because to obey is to practise humility." - St. Vincent de Paul

"The Virgin Mother, all pure and all white, will make her servants pure and white." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"The servants of Mary who are in purgatory receive visits and consolations from her." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"When we feel our cross weighing upon us, let us have recourse to Mary, whom the Church alls the 'Consoler of the Afflicted.'" - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"The devotions we practise in honor of the glorious Virgin Mary, however trifling they be, are very pleasing to her divine Son, and H e rewards them with eternal glory." - St. Teresa

"Let us consider what the glorious Virgin endured, and what the holy apostles suffered, and we shall find that they who were nearest to Jesus Christ were the most afflicted." - St. Teresa

"If you persevere until death in true devotion to Mary, your salvation is certain." - St. Alphonsus

"He who remembers having invoked the name of Mary in an impure temptation, may be sure that he did not yield to it." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"Mary having co-operated in our redemption with so much glory to God and so much love for us, Our Lord ordained that no one shall obtain salvation except through her intercession." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"Let us offer ourselves without delay and without reserve to Mary, and beg her to offer us herself to God." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"Such is the compassion, such the love which Mary bears us, that she is never tired of praying for us." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"As a mother feels no disgust in dressing the sores of her child, so Mary, the heavenly infirmarian, never refuses to care for sinners who have recourse to her." - St. Alphonsus di Liguori

"Each of our days is marked with the protection of Mary, who is exceedingly anxious to be our Mother, when we desire to be her children." - St. Vincent de Paul

"Let the name of Mary be ever on your lips, let it be indelibly engraven on your heart.  If you are under her protection, you have nothing to fear; if she is propitious, you will arrive at the port of salvation." - St. Bernard

From Thoughts and Counsels of the Saints for Every Day of the Year available free for Kindle here. I love this e-book!


'A Madeleines Photos and Parchments' said...

Beautiful quotes!

Anne said...

These are great Esther! Thanks for posting them! I especially love the last quote from St. Bernard!

John Quinn said...

I am follow you on twitter now! Hope all is going well. God bless.

noreen said...

HI Esther, how beautiful are these Marian quotes! Thank you for sharing them... I was only familiar with a few of them.

Janette said...

Thanks for unearthing these gems regarding our sweetest Mother Mary - they sparkle, she sparkles! And thanks again for mentioning my TruthHimself blog to your readership - have had many visits through this gesture of kindness.

AnnP said...

These are golden quotes and lived to their fulfillment will bring us closer to Mary's son, Jesus, and through Him to our heavenly Father. Thank you for sharing these. I will put them on index cards to reflect on their wisdom as often as I can. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

Esther G. said...

So glad you all enjoyed these beautiful quotes!

John, I didn't receive a notification but am following you now. Thank you.