Listers, below is the wisdom of saints, martyrs, doctors of the Church, and Church Fathers, which exhorts you to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to pray the Rosary. October is the month of the Rosary, and SPL will continue to honor Our Lady.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us. St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us. St. Augustine, pray for us. St. Bonaventure, pray for us. St. Alphonsus Ligouri, pray for us.
“Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God’s heart.” Saint Maximilian Kolbe
“She is more Mother than Queen.” Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
“In that first ‘fusion’ with Jesus (holy communion), it was my Heavenly Mother again who accompanied me to the altar for it was she herself who placed her Jesus into my soul.” Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
“What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?” Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
“Mary seeks for those who approach her devoutly and with reverence, for such she loves, nourishes, and adopts as her children.” Saint Bonaventure
“Think of what the Saints have done for their neighbor because they loved God. But what Saint’s love for God can match Mary’s? She loved Him more in the first moment of her existence than all the Saints and angels ever loved Him or will love Him. Our Lady herself revealed to Sister Mary Crucified that the fire of her love was most extreme. If Heaven and earth were placed in it, they would be instantly consumed. And the ardors of the seraphim, compared with it, are like cool breezes. Just as there is not one among all the Blessed who loves God as Mary does, so there is no one, after God, who loves us as much as this most loving Mother does. Furthermore, if we heaped together all the love that mothers have for their children, all the love of husbands and wives, all the love of all the angels and Saints for their clients, it could never equal Mary’s love for even a single soul.” Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, Bishop of Saint Agatha of the Goths and Doctor of the Church
“Do not marvel at the novelty of the thing, if a Virgin gives birth to God” Saint Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church
“Even while living in the world, the heart of Mary was so filled with motherly tenderness and compassion for men that no-one ever suffered so much for their own pains, as Mary suffered for the pains of her children.” Saint Jerome, 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 – Bishop of Hippo, Father, and Doctor of the Church
She loves you.