St. Alphonsus Liguori (b. 1696- d. 1787) wrote The Glories of Mary in the 18th century. It is one of the most comprehensive books written on the Blessed Virgin Mary. Long before Google search engines, St. Alphonsus compiled this book from many sources: from the writings of saints, theologians, philosophers, Church Fathers, Biblical writers, and Church teachings. For the next several weeks, I…
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Today, the Augustinians celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Consolation, or Consolatrix Afflictorum. “The feast of Our Lady of Consolation is one of the solemnities not inscribed in the General Roman Calendar, but which are observed in particular places, regions, churches or religious institutes. Augustinians observe September 4.” source St. Alphonsus Liguori (b. 1696– d. 1787) wrote in The Glories of…
The Blessed Virgin Mary: Full of Grace
Today, I am posting an excerpt from The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori* (b. 1696- d. 1787) where this Doctor of the Church teaches us that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the moment of her Immaculate Conception, was filled with grace: Justly, then, did David say, that the foundations of this city of God, Mary, should be laid…