Number of articles: 53

“And the Angels render homage unto her”

Almighty God, Omnipotent and Infinitely Wise, had to choose his Mother. What would you have done, if you had had to choose yours? I think that you and I would have chosen the mother we have, filling her with all graces. That is what God did: and that is why, after the Blessed Trinity, comes Mary.

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“Don’t those who are in love always say the same things to each other?”

The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you will be amazed at the results. (The Way, 558)

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“Mary, teacher of the sacrifice that is hidden!”

Mary, teacher of the sacrifice that is hidden and silent! See her, nearly always in the background, co-operating with her Son; she knows, yet says nothing. (The Way, 509)

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“Mary, daughter of God the Father”

How villainous has been my behaviour and how unfaithful I have been to God's grace. My Mother, Refuge of sinners, pray for me. May I never again hinder God's work in my soul. (The Forge, 178)

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“The Mother of God has fallen asleep”

This is the key to open the door and enter the Kingdom of Heaven: qui facit voluntatem Patris mei qui in coelis est, ipse intrabit in regnum coelorum--he who does the will of my Father... he shall enter! (The Way, 754)

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“Wear on your breast the holy scapular of Carmel”

Wear on your breast the holy scapular of Carmel. There are many excellent Marian devotions, but few are so deep- rooted among the faithful, and have received so many blessings from the Popes. Besides, how maternal this sabbatine privilege is! (The Way, 500)

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“Blessed art thou amongst women”

Turn your eyes towards the Blessed Virgin and see how she practices the virtue of loyalty. When Elizabeth needs her, the Gospel says that she went cum festinatione, -- joyfully making haste. Learn from her! (Furrow, 371)

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“Do whatever he tells you”

In the middle of the rejoicing at the feast in Cana, only Mary notices that they are short of wine. A soul will notice even the smallest details of service if, like her, it is alive with a passion for helping its neighbour, for God. (Furrow, 631)

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"You and I surely do need purification!"

Get accustomed to entrusting your poor heart to the Sweet and Immaculate Heart of Mary, so that she may purify it from so much dross, and lead it to the Most Sacred and Most Merciful Heart of Jesus. (Furrow, 830)

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“Tell her about everything that happens to you”

—Do you want to love Our Lady? —Well, get to know her. How? —By praying her Rosary well. But, in the Rosary... we always say the same things! —Always the same? And don’t those who are in love always say the same things to each other?... (Holy Rosary, Fourth Prologue)

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