The Catholic Church has always, and with justice, put all her hope and trust in the Mother of God.
- Supremi Apostolatus Officio (1883)
Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.
- St. Bonaventure
The Magnificat (Mary’s canticle from Luke 1:46-55) is more than a prayer of praise. It also reminds us about the essential link between humility and holiness.
O Virgin Mother, Lady of Good Counsel,Sweetest picture artist ever drew,In all doubts I fly to thee for guidance,Mother tell me what am I to do!
- Our Lady of Good Counsel hymn
I have chosen thee to be the protection and intercession of my life, O Virgin, Mother of God.
Pilot me to thy haven, O author of blessings, O support of the faithful, O thou only all-lauded one.
- Supplicatory Canon to the Most Holy Theotokos
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It is Truly Meet, a hymn in honour of Mary which is sung during the Divine Services of the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches.
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God has filled Mary with all graces, so that men may receive by her means, as by a channel, every good thing that comes to them.
She is a full aqueduct, that others may receive of her plenitude.
- St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Today I will visit the Virgin Mary’s house outside Ephesus, where I will say a prayer for all who follow this blog.
Rejoice, Virgin Mother, for Christ has arisen from his grave, alleluia.
- Eastertide antiphon