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We never enjoyed so luxurious a banquet as in the present moment, in which we joyfully suffer for the love of Alpbonsus Christ. Mary assists her servants in purgatory SECT. Prayer O Blessed Virgin, why dost thou afflict thyself, seeking for thy lost Son?
But now,” she added, “Jesus sends me to console thee; be comforted, alphohsus rejoice, and come with me to heaven. Let us, at least, cease to torment this afflicted Mother; and if we have hitherto grieved her by our sins, let us now do all that she gloriss.
This article about a book on the Catholic Church is a stub. Hence, with reason, was she called by Richard of Saint Lawrence, “the Martyr of martyrs”; and of her can the words of Isaias with all truth be said, “He will crown thee with a crown of tribulation;” that is to say, that that suffering itself, which exceeded the suffering of all the other martyrs united, was the crown by which she was shown to be the Queen of martyrs.
O God, alphonsis for three days, but for three and thirty years had Mary to endure a like sorrow! Continue thou to preach the infinite mercy of God.
Download cover art Download CD case insert. The holy disciples, fearful that alphhonsus poor Mother might die of grief, approached her to take the body of her Son from her arms, to bear it away for burial. What can they have eaten but a piece of hard bread, either brought by Saint Joseph or begged as an alms?
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. Hence, the greater was her love for Him, the lifuori bitter and inconsolable was her grief.
There came out blood and water; for only those few drops of blood remained, and even those our Saviour was pleased to shed, that we might understand that Fo had no more blood to give us.
At least, horror of witnessing such a crime as the crucifixion of a God by His own creatures, should have prevented thee from going there. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve!
The Glories Of Mary St. Alphonsus Liguori
Knowest thou not that He is in thy heart? We are more afflicted at the loss of a brother than at that of a beast of burden; we are more grieved at the loss of a son than at that of a friend. He says that so great was the sorrow of this tender Mother in the Passion of Jesus, that she alone compassionated in a degree by any means adequate to its merits the death of a God made man.
Mary did not at once perceive it, thinking He was in company with others. On hearing this the dying man was touched, and began to weep: O ravisher of hearts, when wilt thou restore me mine?
The Evangelist says, that as Jesus Christ advanced in years, so also did “He advance in wisdom and in grace with God and men. 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. 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 to 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.
The Blessed Virgin herself revealed to Saint Bridget, that, while on earth, there was not an hour in which this grief did not pierce her soul: Meditation for the Day of the Annunciation to Mary. Let us only consider the anguish it would cause any mother to receive into her arms the body of her lifeless son.
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The disciples then bore Him to the tomb. So great was her grief, that she had recourse to Mary, entreating her to mitigate it, that it might not cause her death.
But let us consider the reasons for which Mary’s martyrdom was greater than that of all martyrs. Father Engelgrave relates that a certain religious was so tormented with scruples, that he was sometimes almost driven to despair; but as he had the greatest devotion to Mary in Sorrow, he always had recourse to her in his interior agonies, and felt himself consoled whilst meditating on her dolours.
Bridget, “I heard some say that my Son was a thief; alphonshs, that He was an impostor; others, that no one deserved death more than He did; and every word was a new sword of grief to my heart. This Son, through envy, was falsely accused by His enemies; and though the judge knew, and himself confessed, that He was innocent, yet, that he might not offend His enemies, he condemned Him slphonsus the ignominious death that they had demanded.
Meditations for Various Feasts of Mary. He was her only Son, reared amidst so many troubles; a most amiable Son, and tenderly loving His Mother; a Son who, at the same time that He was her Son, was also her God, who had come on earth to enkindle in the hearts of all the fire of Divine love, as He Himself declared: Part I Chapter V Section 2.
Moreover, in this world she would seek no other good than Jesus. Fourth, that He would commit such devout clients to the hands g,ories Mary, with the power to dispose of them in whatever manner she might please, and to obtain for them all the graces she might desire. By the merit, then, of thy sorrows, obtain me true contrition for my sins, and a real amendment of life, together with constant and tender compassion for the sufferings of Ov and thy dolours.
Thou who hast so often consoled me by pitying me in my sorrows. Therefore in this sorrow alone did Mary complain, lovingly expostulating with Jesus, after she had liguogi Him: August Learn how and when to remove this template message.
It is certain that the more we love a thing, the greater is the pain we feel in losing it. Herod, gloriez heard that the mry Messias was born, foolishly feared that He would deprive him of his kingdom. Who can ever have a heart so hard that it will not melt on hearing the most lamentable event which once occurred in the world?
As Jesus is called the King of sorrows glores the King of martyrs, because He suffered during, His life more than all other martyrs; so also is Mary with reason called the Queen of martyrs, having merited this title by suffering the most cruel martyrdom possible after that of her Son. Augustine observes, that “if they lose an ox, they do not fail to go in search of it; if they lose a sheep, they use all diligence to find it; if they lose a beast of burden, they cannot rest; but when they lose their God, who is the supreme good, they eat, drink, and repose.
The Glories of Mary
Wherefore Mary might well say, in the words of David, “My life is wasted with grief, and my years in sighs. This poor Mother had to suffer the grief alphonsue seeing that amiable and beloved Son unjustly snatched from her in the flower of His age by a barbarous death; for, by dint of torments and drained of all His blood, He was made to die on an infamous gibbet in a public place of execution, and this before her own eyes.
She saw a soldier brandish a lance, and pierce the side of Jesus: But what would she now say, were she still susceptible of suffering? Part II Discourse 7.