THE GLORIES OF MARY

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CONTENTS:

HAILY
HOLY QUEEN PRAYER

NOTE
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INTRODUCTION
1.
HAIL
HOLY QUEEN, MOTHER OF MERCY

2.
OUR
LIFE, OUR SWEETNESS

3.
AND
OUR HOPE

4.
TO
THEE DO WE CRY, POOR BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE

5.
TO
THEE DO WE SEND UP OUR SIGHS, MOURNING AND WEEPING IN THIS VALLEY OF
TEARS

6.
TURN,
THEN, MOST GRACIOUS ADVOCATE

7.
THINE
EYES OF MERCY TOWARD US

8.
AND
AFTER THIS OUR EXILE SHOW UNTO US THE BLESSED FRUIT OF THY WOMB, JESUS


9.
O
CLEMENT, O LOVING

10.
O SWEET VIRGIN MARY

11.
SPECIAL PRAYERS:

PRAYER
OF CONFIDENCE IN MARY

DEDICATION
OF ONE’S SELF TO MARY

DEDICATION
OF A FAMILY TO MARY

PRAYER
FOR PERSEVERANCE

PRAYER
FOR LOVE OF JESUS AND MARY

PRAYER
FOR A HAPPY DEATH

ASPIRATIONS
FROM THE SAINTS AND HOLY MEN

PRAYER
TO OUR MOTHER

PRAYER
TO OUR LADY BASED ON ST. BONAVENTURE AND ST. JOHN BERCHMANS

12.
VARIOUS EXAMPLES APPERTAINING TO THE MOST BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PART 1


13.
VARIOUS EXAMPLES APPERTAINING TO THE MOST BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PART 2


14.
VARIOUS EXAMPLES APPERTAINING TO THE MOST BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PART 3

15.
MORE DEDICATIONS AND PRAYERS TO MARY:

PRAYER
TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN BY ST. EPHREM

PRAYER
OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

PRAYER
OF THE DEVOUT BLOSIUS

TRADITIONAL
ASPIRATIONS

16.
REPLY OF ST. ALPHONSUS TO THE ABBE ROLLI WHO WANTED TO “REFORM”
TRADITION

Salve Regina HAIL, holy Queen,
Mother of
mercy.
Hail, our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us.
And after this our exile show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray.

ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, Who, by the
co-operation of the Holy Ghost,

didst so make ready the body and soul
of the glorious virgin Mother
Mary
that she deserved to become a meet
dwelling for Thy Son:
grant that we, who rejoice in her
memory, may by her loving intercession
be delivered from the evils that hang
over us, and from everlasting
death.

Through the same Christ our Lord

R. Amen.

V. May the Divine assistance
remain always with us. R. Amen.
NOTE
FROM THE WEB MASTERThis
sub-directory, appeared a few years
ago
on this web site as a temporary section; we have expanded it and now
re-introduce
Excerpts from The Glories of Mary as a permanent feature. All the
images
are of Our Lady, Help of Christians, superimposed on beautiful
backgrounds that
span the four seasons and more.  We worked very hard to provide as
beautiful a graphic presentation as possible to accompany the most
noble
and edifying instruction of St. Alphonsus Liguori, a favorite of
Catholic
Tradition.  All of the banner images are desktops for 1440
resolution, Windows.  Some are for tiling, others for centering;
if you are not familiar with this function, right click on your
desktop, select Properties, Desktop, lower right, Position, there are 3
options, stretch, tile, center; you will not need the stretch choice
here. For instance, Chapter 5, has a full Sea of Gallilee image which
is elongated by necessity. You will have to choose tile or else Our
Lady’s head will be cropped. This is the same for Chapters 6, 7, and 8.
Most of
the desktops require
centering only.
INTRODUCTION

 

St.
Alphonsus wrote The Glories of
Mary
as
a defense of our Lady’s sublime position in traditional Catholic
devotion.
Certain writers of his time, tainted with Jansenism, were busy
ridiculing
devotion to Mary, singling out the Hail Holy Queen [Salve
Regina
]
for particular criticism. St.
Alphonsus’ admirable handling of their
false scandal over common Catholic practice was simple enough, but
overwhelming
in its effect. He quoted Saints, Doctors, popes, theologians, Sacred
Scripture,
the Liturgy, the mind of the Church, the whole vast treasury of
Catholic
tradition and said, equivalently, “Here is your answer.” St.
Alphonsus did not argue, except now
and
then. Where was the need for argument? His tone was quiet but
devastating,
full of the calm assurance which comes from reliance on unimpeachable
authority.
He was tender, at times rapturous, particularly when directly
addressing
our Blessed Lady in his beautiful prayers. He wrote with the mind of a
genius and the heart of a child, a great theologian who was also a
Saint. No
one will
ever know the extent of his
influence
over those millions of genuinely Catholic spirits who want to
be
devoted to our Lady. The
original Glories of Mary is in
two parts —– the Saint’s
celebrated
commentary
on the Hail Holy Queen, and his discourses on our Lady’s
principal
feasts and special virtues, along with certain Marian devotions and
practices.
It is only the commentary on the Hail Holy Queen which appears
in
this presentation. In
Chapter
5 you will find the Saint
suddenly
interrupting his argument of defense of our Lady’s greatness with these
gallant and courageous words: “I
may be
allowed to make a short
digression
and give my own sentiment here. I would say that when an opinion tends
in any way to the honor of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when it has
some
foundation and is not repugnant to the Faith, nor to the decrees of the
Church, nor to truth, to refuse to hold it, or to oppose it because the
reverse may be true, shows little devotion to the Mother of God.
“I
do not
choose to be counted in that
company,
nor do I wish my reader to be. I wish rather to be in the company of
those
who fully and firmly believe all that can without error be believed of
the greatness of Mary. “If
there
were nothing else to take away
our
fear of going too far in the praises of Mary, St. Augustine’s opinion
would
be enough. He declares that anything we may say in praise of Mary is
little
in comparison with what she deserves, because of her dignity as Mother
of God.” This
admirably sums up the attitude of the
great-hearted champion of our Lady, in an age which was casting scorn
on
centuries of instinctively Catholic devotion. The
impression that devout readers take
away
with them when they have read any part of the Saint’s commentary is
wonder
and awe at the realization of Mary’s power. But the Saint, masterful
theologian
and Doctor of the Church, is careful to place that power in its proper
context. It
is God’s
own goodness and mercy which
come
to us through Mary’s intercession. She is the means —–
to Jesus and from Jesus —– by
God’s Own
arrangement.

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