THE GLORIES OF MARY
St. Alphonsus de Liguori
Doctor of the Church
Rev. Eugene Grimm,
Priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer
Rev. Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D.
+ His Eminence
Patritius Cardinalis Hayes
Die 16 Aprilis, 1931
By virtue of the authority granted me by the Most Rev. Patrick Murray,
Superior General of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, I hereby
sanction the publication of the work entitled "THE GLORIES OF MARY", which
combines Volumes VII and VIII of the complete edition of the works of St.
Alphonsus de Liguori.
B. Kuhn, C.SS.R.,
Brooklyn, N.Y., January 1, 1931
Copyright by Very Rev. Andrew B. Kuhn, C.SS.R., 1931
We, at Mary's Touch By Mail, thank the Redemptorist Fathers of New York
for giving us permission to publish on our website the work of Saint
Alphonsus entitled "The Glories of Mary" as per the letter written
by Rev. Carl Hoegerl, C.SS.R., Archivist, dated November 17, 2004.
GLORIES OF MARY
TO JESUS AND MARY
TO THE READER
INTRODUCTION WHICH SHOULD
PART THE FIRST.
EXPLANATION OF THE SALVE REGINA.
Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae.
MARY, OUR QUEEN, OUR MOTHER.
How great should be our confidence in Mary, who is the Queen of
How much our confidence in Mary should be increased because she is
The greatness of the love which this Mother bears us
Mary is the Mother of penitent sinners
MARY, OUR LIFE, OUR SWEETNESS.
Mary is our life, because she obtains for us the pardon of our sins
Mary is also our life because she obtains for us perseverance
Mary is our sweetness; she renders death sweet to her clients
Spes nostra! Salve.
MARY, OUR HOPE.
Mary is the hope of all
Mary is the hope of sinners
Ad te clamanus, exsules filii Evae.
MARY, OUR HELP.
The promptitude of Mary in assisting those who invoke her
The greatness of the power of Mary to defend those who invoke her
when tempted by the devil
Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in
hoc lacrymarum valle.
MARY, OUR MEDIATRESS.
The necessity of the intercession of Mary for our salvation
The same subject continued
Eia ergo, Advocata nostra!.
MARY, OUR ADVOCATE.
Mary is an advocate who is able to save all
Mary is so tender an advocate that she does not refuse to defend
the cause even of the most miserable
Mary is the peace-maker between sinners and God
Illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos
MARY, OUR GUARDIAN.
Mary is all eyes to pity
and succors us in our necessities
Et Jesum, benedictum Fructum ventris tui
nobis post hoc exilium ostende.
MARY, OUR SALVATION.
Mary delivers her clients from hell
Mary succors her clients in purgatory
Mary leads her servants to heaven
O Clemens, O Pia!
CLEMENCY AND COMPASSION OF MARY.
How great are the clemency
and compassion of Mary
O dulcis Virgo Maria.
SWEETNESS OF THE NAME OF MARY
The sweetness of the name
of Mary during life and at death
BEAUTIFUL AND FERVENT
PRAYERS ADDRESSED BY THE VARIOUS SAINTS TO THE DIVINE MOTHER
To Mary, our Queen,
the Mother of Mercy
To Mary, our Mother
To Mary, our Hope
The name of Mary
PART THE SECOND.
DISCOURSES ON THE PRINCIPAL FEASTS OF MARY.
MARY'S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.
It was befitting that each of the Three Divine Persons should
preserve Mary from original sin
It was becoming that the Son of God should preserve Mary from sin,
as being his Mother
It was becoming that the Holy Ghost should preserve her as his
proofs of the Immaculate Conception
THE BIRTH OF MARY.
How great was the first grace with which God enriched Mary
How great was the fidelity with which Mary corresponded to divine
THE PRESENTATION OF MARY.
Mary offers herself promptly to God
Mary offers herself to God without reserve
THE ANNUNCIATION OF MARY.
Mary could not have humbled herself more than she did humble
God could not have exalted her more than he did exalt her
THE VISITATION OF MARY.
Whoever desires graces must have recourse to Mary
Whoever has recourse to Mary may be sure of obtaining the graces
that he desires
THE PURIFICATION OF MARY.
The great sacrifice that Mary made to God in offering
him the life of her Son
THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY
How precious was the death of Mary on account of the special favors
that accompanied it
How precious was the death of Mary on account of the manner in
which it took place
SECOND DISCOURSE ON THE ASSUMPTION OF
How glorious was the triumph of Mary when she ascended to heaven
How exalted was the throne to which she was elevated in heaven
The death of Mary
The assumption of Mary
SERMON FOR THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION:
Mary, by her humility, became the Mother of the Creator
The Creator, in his goodness, became the Son of his own creature
THREE MEDITATIONS FOR THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION
Mary offers herself to God promptly
Mary offers herself to God entirely
The life of Mary in the Temple
PART THE THIRD.
THE DOLORS OF MARY
MARY IS THE QUEEN OF MARTYRS.
The martyrdom of Mary was longer than that of all the martyrs
The martyrdom of Mary was greater than that of all the martyrs
ON THE DOLORS OF MARY.
The martyrdom of Mary was never equaled
The martyrdom of Mary was without relief
ON EACH OF THE SEVEN DOLORS OF MARY.
St. Simeon's prophecy
The flight of Jesus into Egypt
The loss of Jesus in the Temple
The meeting of Mary and Jesus when he was going to death
The death of Jesus
The piercing of the side of Jesus, and his descent from the cross
The burial of Jesus
Words of Mary in Sorrow on Mt. Calvary
The same subject
The Stabat Mater
PART THE FOURTH.
THE VIRTUES OF THE MOST BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
The humility of Mary
Mary's charity towards God
Mary's charity towards her neighbor
The spirit of prayer and mediation in Mary's Touch By Mail
The loveliness of Mary
Mary Virgin of Virgins
PART THE FIFTH.
PRACTICES OF DEVOTION IN HONOR OF THE DIVINE MOTHER.
The Hail Mary
The Rosary and the Office of our Blessed Lady
The visiting of the images of Mary
Confraternities of our Blessed Lady
The alms given in Mary's honor
Frequent recourse to Mary
Several other practices in honor of Mary
MEDITATIONS on the Litany of Loretto for the nine
days preceding each of the principal festivals of the divine Mother
MEDITATIONS for the seven principal festivals of the
The Immaculate Conception
ACTS OF CONSECRATION TO MARY
Dedication of one's self to Mary
Dedication of a family to Mary
PRAYERS to Mary for every day in the week
Sunday, to obtain the forgiveness of our
Monday, to obtain holy perseverance
Tuesday, to obtain a good death
Wednesday, to obtain deliverance from
Thursday, to obtain heaven
Friday, to obtain love towards her and
Saturday, to obtain her patronage
LITTLE ROSARY in honor of the Seven Dolors of Mary
LITTLE ROSARY of Mary Immaculate
LITTLE CHAPLET of the Blessed Trinity
VARIOUS PRAYERS to Mary
Prayer to obtain a good death
Prayers of St. Ephrem
Prayers of St. Bernard
Prayers of the Venerable Louis Blosius
ACCLAMATIONS IN PRAISE OF Mary
A soul the lover of Mary
Our Mother Mary
Invocation of Mary in time of temptation
Aspirations to Mary
ANSWERS TO CRITICS
Reply to an anonymous writer
Reply to the Abbé Rolli