Quote of the week
Each week a new quote on our Lady from a saint or holy person
"All generations must call her blessed because they all receive through her whatever supernatural life and joy that is granted to them. And it is necessary that the world should acknowledge her and that the praises of God’s great work in her should be sung in poetry and that cathedrals should be built in her name.
"For unless Our Lady is recognized as the Mother of God and the Queen of all the saints and angels and as the hope of the world, faith in God will remain incomplete."
- Thomas Merton
"As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary."
-St. Thomas Aquinas
'O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.'
-Saint Basil the Great
"So your strength is failing you? Why don't you tell your mother about it?...Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she--your holy mother Mary--offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace...and you will find yourself with added strength for the new battle."
- Saint Josemaria Escriva
"Modern times are dominated by Satan and will be more so in the future. The conflict with hell cannot be engaged by men, even the most clever. The lmmaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. However, assumed into heaven, the Mother of God now requires our cooperation. She seeks souls who will consecrate themselves entirely to her, who will become in her hands effective instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spreading of God’s kingdom upon earth."
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
"From Mary we learn to surrender to God’s will in things. From Mary we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary we learn to love Christ, her Son and the Son of God…Learn from her to be always faithful, to trust that God’s Word to you will be fulfilled, and that nothing is impossible with God." - John Paul II, Washington, 1979
"What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weaknesses, what have we to fear?"-St. Therese of Lisieux
“The cross is the living book from which we learn definitively who we are and how we must act. This book is always open in front of us. Read, reflect, enjoy this new wisdom. Make it your own and you will walk also along the paths of knowledge, culture, and university life, spreading light in a service of love, worthy of children of God.
And look also the Blessed Virgin, standing by the cross of Jesus (Jn. 19:25) where she is given to us as our mother: she is our hope, the seat of true Wisdom.” – St. John Paul II Rome, Italy, 1980
"Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor."
- St Mother Teresa