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Part II Discourse 4. The Apostle Saint James says that our perfection consists in the virtue of patience. Luke relates, in the second chapter of his Gospel, that the Blessed Virgin, with her spouse St. This moved his heart; and, penetrated with sorrow, he immediately went to confession, and by the intercession of his advocate recovered divine grace. Was it only at the foot of the cross?
O Mary, thou hast to witness the agony of the dying Jesus; but thou canst administer Him no relief. Aspects of meditation Orationis Formas O my Son, she seemed to say in the words of Job, my Son, “Thou art changed to be cruel towards me. This sorrow of Mary ought, in the first place, to serve as a consolation to those souls who are desolate, and no longer enjoy, as they once enjoyed, the sweet presence of their Lord.
Hall, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy! When the crime had been committed, the devil demanded the performance of the promise; and for this purpose led him to the brink of a well, at the same time threatening, that if he did not throw himself in, alphonsuz would drag him, body and soul, to hell. Mary, at the sight of her Son, on His way to Calvary, did not faint, no, for alphonsks was not becoming, as Father Suarez remarks, that this Mother should lose the use of her reason; nor did she die, for God reserved her for greater libuori Speak, say but a word, and console me; but Thou speakest no more, for Thou art dead.
Thou who hast so often consoled me by pitying me in my sorrows. When, behold, the compassionate Mother seeing her poor son in such anguish, appeared to him, saying: They may weep, but they should weep in peace, as Mary wept the absence of her Son; and let them take courage, and not fear that on this account they have lost the Divine favour; for God Himself assured Saint Teresa, that “no one is lost without knowing it; and that no one is deceived without wishing to be liguoir.
Thou wast my father” continues Bernardine de Bustis, in Mary’s name”Thou wast my brother, my spouse, my delight, my glory; Thou wast my all. By the sufferings thou didst endure in thy journey to Egypt, assist me in the journey in which I am now liguoti towards eternity; that thus I may at length be united with thee in loving my persecuted Saviour in the kingdom of the blessed.
Weep, then, for thou hast reason to weep. Then my beloved Son for thus must the afflicted Mother have spoken akphonsus then I shall see Thee no more? 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 He had no more blood to give us.
Part II Discourse 1. Jesus again told the Saint to desire the confessor to return. Ah, holy Virgin, whither goest thou? The most holy Virgin one day appeared to Blessed Collette, a Franciscan nun, and showed her the Infant Jesus in a basin, torn to pieces, and then said: All mothers feel the sufferings of their children as their own. Abraham suffered much during the three days he passed with his beloved Isaac, after knowing that he was to lose him. The fourth part discusses ten different virtues of the Blessed Virginwhile the fifth part provides a collection of Marian prayers, meditations and devotions.
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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. Therefore Blessed Amadeus rightly affirms, that “the afflicted Mother, at the sorrowful sight of the torments of her beloved Jesus, suffered far more than she would have done had she herself endured His whole Passion.
Part of a series on. Having now considered the tenth of this sorrow in point of duration, let us pass to the second point-its greatness in point of intensity. As soon as our agonized Redeemer had reached the Mount of Calvary, the executioners stripped Him of His clothes, and piercing His hands and feet “not with sharp but with blunt nails,” as Saint Bernard says, to torment Him more, they fastened Him on the cross.
Therefore, Blessed Albert the Great says, “that as we are under great obligations to Jesus mady His Passion endured for liguoori love, so also are we under great obligations to Mary, for the martyrdom which she voluntarily suffered for our salvation in the death of her Son. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. He conceals the trials which await us, that, whatever they may be, we may endure them but once.
O ravisher of hearts, when wilt thou restore me mine? The Mother would have embraced Him, as Saint Anselm says, but the guards thrust her aside with insults, and urged forward the suffering Lord; and Mary followed Him.
Bonaventure, “if I have offended thee, in justice wound my heart; if Gloriez have served thee, I now ask wounds for my reward. But with the wounds which thou hast inflicted upon Him.
The Glories of Mary
Thou thyself hast said it: Bernard, “went away so afflicted and sad, that she moved many to tears in spite of themselves; and wherever she passed, all who met her wept,” and could not restrain their tears. We never enjoyed so luxurious a banquet as in the present moment, in which we joyfully suffer for the love of Jesus Christ. So great a love on the part of Mary deserves our gratitude, and that gratitude should be shown by at least meditating upon and pitying her in her sorrow.
Wondering at this, he heard a voice telling him that his crime had added the eighth. He became the founder of the religious order of the Somaschi, died as a saint, and has lately been canonized by the holy Church.
The second part of alphhonsus book deals with the key Marian feasts such as the Immaculate Conception, Nativity, Purification, Annunciation, Assumption, etc. Art thou ligjori that He feeds amongst lilies? The cross unites souls to God.
Let us, then, love them; let us console Mary by welcoming in our hearts her Son, whom men even now continue to persecute by their sins. Jeremias seems unable to find any one with whom be can compare this Mother of Sorrows, alphonsuus he considers her great sufferings at the death of her Son.