Thursday, May 10, 2007

What The Saints Say About Our Lady

“Mary is the Divine Page on which the Father wrote the Word of God, His Son.”

--- St. Albert the Great

“Think often of the Blessed Virgin with love. Those who have received the grace to do so posses a great sign of predestination.”

--- St. Ambrose

“We cannot enter a house without first speaking to the porter. Similarly, we cannot enter heaven without calling upon the aid of the Blessed Virgin Mary who is the Portress of Heaven.”

--- St. John Vianney

“When the Holy Spirit finds Mary in a soul, He flies to it. He enters therein and communicates Himself to that soul in abundance.”

--- St. Louis de Montfort

“The purer are your words and your glances, the more pleasing will you be to the Blessed Virgin. And the greater will be the graces that she will obtain for you from her Divine Son.”

---St. John Bosco

“Those who burn with the fire of Divine Love are children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and wherever they go they enkindle that flame. Nothing distresses them; they rejoice in poverty, labor strenuously, welcome hardships, laugh off false accusations, and rejoice in anguish.”

--- St. Anthony Claret

“The Blessed Virgin once said to me: ‘You think that I obtained grace and virtue without effort. Know that I received no graces from God without great labor, constant prayer, ardent desires, and many tears and mortifications.”

--- St. Elizabeth of Hungary

“Mary would never have found such grace had she not been moderate in food. For grace and gluttony cannot exist together. Blessed are those who abandon themselves into Our Lady’s hands. Their names are written in the Book of Life.”

--- St. Bonaventure

“In heaven Mary remains always in the presence of her Divine Son. There she is continually praying on behalf of sinners.”

---St. Bede

“The Holy Spirit did not describe Mary in the Gospels but left it to you to picture her in your heart. In this way, you might comprehend that there is no grace, no perfection, and no glory conceivable in a simple creature that is lacking to her.”

--- St. Thomas of Villanova