God, who is love - Deus charitas est - came on earth to kindle in all men the flames of his holy love, but he inflamed no heart so much as the heart of his mother.
- St Jerome
Believe in me, I will believe in you. Pray much!
- Mary in Banneux, 1932
Thy beauty astonishes the sun and the moon, the angelic powers serve and obey thee. By thy gentle touch the sick are healed, by thy rose sweet fragrance the dead revive.
- Psalm 13, Psalter of Mary
I grieve for Thee, O Mary most sorrowful, in the affliction of Thy tender heart at the prophecy of the holy and aged Simeon. Dear Mother, by Thy heart so afflicted, obtain for me the virtue of humility and the Gift of the holy Fear of God.
- Traditional prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows
The mightiest helper of the Christian people, and the most merciful, is the Virgin Mother of God.
- Pope Leo XIII, Adiutricem
Give bountifully to thy servant, O Lady. Enliven me, and I shall do thy will. I am a sojourner on the earth, hide nothing of thy love from me. My soul hath longed to desire thy praise at all times.
- Psalm 118A, Psalter of Mary.
Mediatrix Dei et honimum.Alma Redemptoris Mater eximia.Regina coeli laetare cum iubilo.Imperatrix et mundi domina.Advocata miserorum.
——-Mediatrix between God and the people. Exceptional loving Mother of the Redeemer. Queen of Heaven rejoice. Empress and mistress of the world. Advocate of poor sinners.
A 16th century compilation of Marian titles, each beginning with one of the five letters of ‘Maria’, Mary’s name in Latin.