Something about Mary ~ Quotes in her honor

On the Blessed Virgin Mary...

"We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son."-Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

"All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for his mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father."-Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
"If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother."- Saint Maximilian Kolbe

“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”– Saint Maximilian Kolbe
"Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son."-Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church

"The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her."-Saint Augustine, Father and Doctor of the Church

“As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary"-Saint Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

"The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy."-Saint John Damascene, Father and Doctor of the Church

"The reason why Christ is unknown today is because His Mother is unknown."-Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman

”Let those who think that the Church pays too much attention to Mary give heed to the fact that Our Blessed Lord Himself gave ten times as much of His life to her as He gave to His Apostles.”-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (The World’s First Love)

"We confess, then, our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, perfect God and perfect man, of a rational soul and a body, begotten before all ages from the Father in his Godhead, the same in the last days, for us and for our salvation, born of Mary the Virgin according to his humanity, one and the same consubstantial with the Father in Godhead and consubstantial with us in humanity, for a union of two natures took place. Therefore we confess one Christ, one Son, one Lord. According to this understanding of the unconfused union, we confess the holy Virgin to be the Mother of God because God the Word took flesh and became man and from his very conception united to himself the temple he took from her"-The Council of Ephesus, Formula of Union, A.D. 431 - THIS IS WHAT THE EARLY CHURCH BELIEVED...THE FIRST CHRISTIANS.

These quotes courtesy of Catholic Quotations blog.

4 comments:

De Lly Dilettante said...

Great Post. I don't know why some people are so against Our Lady to the point of hating her. And they call themselves Christians!! Sigh...

Stephanie said...

These are beautiful quotations. Our blessed Mother is truly a source of strength and comfort when we are seeking our Lord. We can never love her enough, for in loving her, we glorify God. Thank you and Happy Mothers Day to you!

kimberly said...

Popping in to thank you for your wonderful posts this month!

A very Happy and Blessed Mother's Day to you, AG! May God bless you today and everyday...

Jen said...

I really need to deepen my relationship with Mary. Keep up the great posts! And yes, we should meet up sometime!

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