All Her thoughts, Her desires, Her affections, were wholly given to God; not a word, not a motion, not a glance of the eye, not a breath of Hers that was not for God and for His glory, never departing one step, nor separating Herself for one moment from the Divine Love.
—St Alphonsus Ligouri
Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.
—St Maximilian Kolbe
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.
—Servant of God (Archbishop) Fulton J. Sheen
Mary, Mother of Jesus, give me your heart, so full of love and humility, that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life, love Him as you loved Him, and serve Him as you served Him, in the distressing disguise of the poorest of the poor.
—Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
No one ever finds Christ but with and through Mary. Whoever seeks Christ apart from Mary seeks Him in vain.
Mary was destined to have other children other than Jesus, but they were to be born not of her flesh but of her heart.
—Abp Fulton Sheen
If you put all the love of all the mothers into one heart it still would not equal the love of the Heart of Mary for her children.
—St Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
If you ever feel distressed during your day — call upon our Lady — just say this simple prayer: “Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.” I must admit — this prayer has never failed me.
—Blessed Mother Teresa
When Christians of all times and places turn to Mary, they are acting on the spontaneous conviction that Jesus cannot refuse His mother what she asks; and they are relying on the unshakable trust that Mary is also our mother.
—Pope Benedict XVI
If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.
—St Maximilian Kolbe
Let us run to her, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.
—St Francis de Sales
With God, the prayers of the saints are the prayers of His friends, but the prayers of Mary are the prayers of His mother.
—St Alphonsus Liguori
The Mother of every human being in the order of grace…
Mary remains ever the path that leads to Christ. Every encounter with her can only result in an encounter with Christ Himself. For what other reason do we continually turn to Mary than to seek for the Christ she holds in her arms — to seek in her, through her and with her the Saviour to Whom men, in the perplexities and dangers of life here below, must of necessity have recourse, and to Whom they feel the ever recurring need of turning as to a haven of safety and an all-surpassing source of life?
—Pope Paul VI, Mary in the month of May
Ut adveniat regnum tuum, adveniat regnum Maria.
May the reign of Mary come, so that the Kingdom of Christ may come.
“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee”
(Luke 1:28: Χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ / Chaire, kecharitōmenē, o Kyrios meta sou)
“Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb”
(Luke 1:42: Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξὶν καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου / eulogēmenē su en gynaixin kai eulogēmenos o karpos tēs koilias sou).
I wanna cry whenever I see this….
Forever reblog. <3
See mother, I make all things new