Saint Alphonsus Liguori on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Taken from St Alphonsus’ “The Glories of Mary”:

MARY dies; but how does she die? She dies entirely detached from any affection for created things, and dies consumed with that divine love with which her most holy heart was always and entirely inflamed. Oh holy mother, thou hast already left the earth; do not forget us, miserable pilgrims, who remain in this valley of tears struggling against so many enemies, who desire to see us lost in hell. Ah, by the merits of thy precious death, obtain for us detachment from earthly things, pardon of our sins, love to God, and holy perseverance; and, when the hour of our death shall arrive, assist us from heaven with thy prayers, and obtain for us to come and kiss thy feet in paradise.

Mary dies, and her most pure body is carried by the holy apostles, and placed in the sepulchre, and is guarded by angels for three days, after which it is transported to paradise but her beautiful soul entered, as soon as she expired, the kingdom of the blessed, accompanied by innumerable angels and by her Son himself. Having entered heaven, she humbly presents herself to God, adores him, and, with unbounded love, thanks him for all the graces which she has received from him. God embraces her, blesses her, and constitutes her queen of the universe, exalting her above all the angels and saints. Now, if the human mind, as the apostle says, cannot arrive at the comprehension of the great glory that God is preparing in heaven for his servants who have loved him on this earth, what must be the glory that he gave to this his most holy mother, who on earth has loved him more than all the saints and angels, and has loved him with all her power ! So that Mary alone, when she entered heaven, could say to God: Oh my Lord, if I have not loved thee on earth as thou dost merit, at least I have loved thee as much as I could.

Let us rejoice with Mary in the glory with which her God has enriched her; and let us also rejoice for ourselves, for Mary, at the same time was made queen of the world, and appointed our advocate. She is so merciful an advocate, that she consents to defend all sinners who recommend themselves to her; and she is so powerful with our Judge that she gains all the causes which she defends. Oh our queen and advocate, in thy hand is our salvation; if thou dost pray for us, we shall be saved. Say to thy Son that thou dost wish us with thee in paradise. He denies thee nothing that thou dost ask. Oh our life, our sweetness, and our hope ! Mary, pray to Jesus for us.

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5 Responses to Saint Alphonsus Liguori on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  1. Roger says:

    I would recommend ‘Mystical City of God’ Mother De Agreda


  2. Reblogged this on theraineyview and commented:
    This is the Feast of the Assumption, a Holy Day of Obligation. In other words, Mass attendance is required.


  3. Roger says:

    It was Sunday 15th August 57 AD. The Dormition of Our Lady before her Assumption into Heaven as witnessed by the Apostles.
    “..Mary of Jesus of Agreda presents us with the following passage, which we include here according to our interpretation: “Mary Most Holy arrived in Body and Soul at the royal throne of the Most Holy Trinity, and the three Divine Persons received Her there with indissoluble embrace. The Eternal Father said to Her: `Ascend higher than all creatures, My Elect, My Daughter and My Dove.’ The Divine Word made Man said: `My Mother, from Whom I have received My Sacred Body, and Who continued My work with Your perfect imitation, now receive from My hand the reward You have merited.’ The Holy Ghost said: `My most loving Spouse, enter into the eternal joy that accords to Your most faithful love and rejoice without cares, for the winter of suffering is now over and You have come into everlasting possession of Our embraces.’ There Mary Most Holy became rapt amongst the three Divine Persons, and as one immersed in that boundless deep and in the abyss of the Divinity.” ..”


  4. Roger says:

    The Relics of Saints are something rather played down yet when we are in a State of Grace Our Bodies are Temples.
    Pope Pius IX (the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception) body is incorrupt.
    Saint Agatha 250 AD? parts of her relics remain incorrupt today.
    Saint Cecilia 177 AD her body was still incorrupt 1599
    England had many but the Reformation destroyed everything that it could lay its hand on.
    These saints were born with the Sin of Adam . Our Lady is Immaculate.
    The Fathers of the Church also considered St Joseph is in Heaven Body and Soul, as well as St Anne and St Joachim.
    St Anne is an incredible Saint when you consider the Apostles St John and St James. St John is an Apostle who especially through chastity and purity remains hidden but I believe that in the coming Era of Faith much much more will be revealed.

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