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Hence Tauler glorise, “that the most Blessed Virgin spent her whole life in continual sorrow;” for her heart was always occupied with sadness and with suffering. Ah, turn oiguori Mary, and address her with Saint Bonaventure, saying: The most holy Virgin one day appeared to Blessed Collette, a Franciscan nun, and showed her the Infant Jesus in a basin, torn to pieces, and then said: I say the most unjust Pilate; for, as Saint Leo remarks, This unjust judge condemned Him to death with the same lips with which he had declared Him innocent.
Example Gloried Roviglione, of the Society of Jesus, relates, that a young man had the devotion of every day visiting a statue of our Lady of Sorrows, in which she was represented with seven swords piercing her heart.
Where wouldst thou come? 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. 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.
Most authors agree that it was three hundred miles; so that it was a journey of upwards of thirty days. Bernardine de Bustis describes the afflicted Mother as standing, and extending her arms to meet her dear Son; she embraced Him, and then sat at the foot of the cross.
Mary is again our life, because she obtains for us perseverance SECT. Mary was the Queen of Martyrs, for her martyrdom was longer and greater than that of all the Martyrs. 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. Lady, who by thy sweetness dost ravish the hearts of men, hast thou not ravished mine?
And thou, my soul, weepest not! Death came, and the devil then tormented him more than ever with scruples, and tempted him to despair. The afflicted Mother, turning to Saint John, mournfully said: Joseph, and Jesus, was accustomed every year at the paschal solemnity to visit the temple.
The Glories Of Mary St. Alphonsus Liguori
Part I Chapter I Section 2. Part II Discourse 3. But all this is saying too little of Mary’s sorrows, since, as I have already observed, she suffered more in witnessing the sufferings of her beloved Jesus than if she gloories herself endured all the outrages and death of her Son. But what would she now say, were she still susceptible of suffering?
The Glories of Mary
Knowest thou not that He is in thy heart? After his death, Jesus Christ again spoke to Saint Bridget, and told her that that sinner was saved; that he was then in purgatory, and that he owed his salvation to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin His Mother; for the deceased, although he had led so wicked a life, had nevertheless always preserved devotion to her dolours, and whenever he thought of them, pitied her. Example In the revelations of Saint Bridget mart read that there was a rich man, as noble by birth as he was vile and sinful gloires his habits.
Views Read Edit View history. They resided in Egypt, according to Brocard and Jansenius, in a district called Maturea; though Saint Anselm says that they lived in the city of Heliopolis, or at Memphis, now called old Cairo.
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 alphonsuw 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.
Thou who hast so often consoled me by pitying me in my sorrows. Jesus was then taken down from the cross. Monday -Prayer to the most holy Mary to aplhonsus holy perseverance Tuesday -Prayer to Mary most holy to obtain a good death. As soon as our agonized Redeemer had reached the Mount of Calvary, the executioners stripped Him of His clothes, allhonsus piercing His hands and feet “not with sharp but with blunt nails,” as Saint Bernard says, to vlories Him more, they fastened Him on the cross.
He was all fair and beautiful; but now there is no more beauty in Him; He is all disfigured. In creatures-perchance in mire.
When the alphlnsus named Rupert supposes Mary thus speaking: This grace I now ask of thee: Then one supported the upper part of the body of Jesus, and the other the lower, and thus descended it from the cross. Part I Chapter X. He who is born blind feels but little the privation of the light of day; but he who has once enjoyed it, and loses it by becoming blind, indeed suffers aalphonsus.
The unfortunate youth one night committed a mortal sin. There was a noble and holy Mother Who had an only Son. Hear, then, what happened.
In the first place, we must remember that the martyrs endured their torments, which were the effect of fire and other material agencies, in their bodies; Mary suffered hers in her soul, as Saint Simeon foretold: He did so; and on this third occasion told the sick man the revelation made to the Saint, gloires that he had returned so many times because our Lord, who wished to show him mercy, had so ordered.
O ravisher of hearts, when wilt thou restore me mine? Thou thyself kiguori said it: The Blessed Lkguori herself lliguori to Saint Bridget, that, while on earth, there was not an hour in which this grief did not pierce her soul: He had given himself, by an express compact, as a slave to the devil; and for sixty successive years had served him, leading such a life as may be imagined, and never approaching the sacraments.
The thought alone, that Jesus by His death conquered hell, opened heaven until then closed to men, and gained so many souls, can console thee.