Quote/s of the Day – 24 September – Our Lady of Ransom
“No matter how sinful
one may have been,
if he has devotion to Mary,
it is impossible that he be lost.”
St Hilary of Poitiers (315-368)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“Go to Mary and sing her praises
and you will be enlightened.
For it is through her,
that the true Light
shines on the
sea of this life.”
St Ildephonsus (607-670)
“O great, O gentle, O most lovable Mary,
thy Holy Name cannot be spoken
without inflaming the heart.
To those who love thee,
it is unspeakable consolation
and joy even to think of thee;
thou art a sweet memory
to those who honour thee.”
“O Mary, I have not doubt
that whenever we run to you,
we shall obtain all that we desire.
Let those then who have no hope,
hope in you!”
St Bernard (1090-1153)
Mellifluous Doctor of the Church
“Let us run to Mary
and, as her little children,
cast ourselves into her arms
with a perfect confidence.”
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Doctor of the Church
“No-one who shall invoke
this Mother of Grace,
with devotion and perseverance,
can possibly perish forever.”
St John Eudes (1601-1680)
“The Apostle of Two Hearts”
“Truly we are passing through disastrous times,
when we may well make our own,
the lamentation of the Prophet:
“There is no truth and there is no mercy
and there is no knowledge of God in the land” (Hosea 4:1).
Yet in the midst of this tide of evil,
the Virgin Most Merciful rises before our eyes
like a rainbow, as the arbiter of peace
between God and man.”
St Pope Pius X (1835-1914)
Hail Holy Queen
By Blessed Herman of Reichenau (1013–1054)
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
Hail our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
Poor banished children of Eve;
To thee do we send up our sighs,
Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy toward us;
And after this our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
This line, below, by St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) Doctor of the Church
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.
℣ Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
℟ that we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.