Friday, May 18, 2012

May is Mary's Month (part 3)

"The Virgin of the Roses"  W. A. Bouguereau

For centuries, the Church has devoted the month of May to Marian devotions.  The following is taken from "The Glories of Mary" by St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church:

"May the infinite goodness of our God be forever praised, says Saint Bernard, for having given us Mary as our advocate in heaven, that she, at the same time the mother of our Judge and a mother of mercy, may be able, by her intercession, to bring to a safe conclusion the great affair of our eternal salvation. . . . Saint Bonaventure exclaims: "Hear, O nations; all you who desire God's kingdom, serve and honor the Blessed Virgin and you shall certainly have eternal life."

Holy Virgin of Virgins, pray for us.

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