Mother most amiable . . .

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As a loving mother,  Mary never turns her Son’s children away, or permits anything to threaten them which is harmful to their souls. 

Listen, my dear little son.  Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief.  Do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain.  Am I not here who am your Mother?  Are you not under my shadow and protection?  Am I not your fountain of life?  Are you not in the folds of my mantle?  In the crossing of my arms?  Is there anything else you need? (1)
        Our Lady at Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego

Whoever greets Mary lovingly will be greeted by her, and her greeting is a special grace that she grants every time. (2)         
        Blessed Alan de la Roche

Let us run to her, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence. (3)
        St. Francis de Sales      

Any devotion, however small, will please Mary, provided it be constant. (4)      
        St. John Berchmans

Because Mary is so exalted, is it possible perhaps for her to forget us?  But it does not suit one so great in mercy to forget us who must undergo so many trials. (5)      
        St. Peter Damian

If you ever feel distressed during your day – call upon our Lady – just say this simple prayer: ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now,’ I must admit – this prayer has never failed me. (6)
        Blessed Mother Teresa

The name of Mary is a name of salvation for those who are regenerated; it is the insignia of virtue, the honor of chastity, the sacrifice agreeable to God, the virtue of hospitality, the school of sanctity, a name altogether maternal. (7)
        St. Peter Chrysologus

That although in the most pure womb of Mary there was but one grain of corn, which was Jesus Christ, yet it is called a heap of wheat, because all the elect were virtually contained in it. (8)
        St. Ambrose

That Mary, in bringing forth Jesus, our Savior and our life, brought forth many unto salvation; and by giving birth to life itself, she gave life to many. (9)
        St. William

You must know that when you 'hail' Mary, she immediately greets you!  Don't think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many - on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant.  If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you! (10)
        St. Bernadine of Siena

Nothing is more natural, nothing more desirable, than to seek a refuge in the protection and the loyalty of her to whom we may confess our designs and our actions, and our repentance, our torments and our joys, our prayers and our desires - all our interests. (11)
        St. Leo XIII, pope

Who can there be in the world who refuses to love this most amiable Queen?  She is more beautiful than the sun, and  sweeter than honey.  She is a treasure of goodness, amiable and courteous to all. (12)
        St. Bonaventure

Forgive me, O Mary, if I say that I love you; for if I am not worthy to love you, at least you are all-worthy to be loved by me. (13)
        St. Bonaventure

This loving Mother has so earnest a desire to do good to all, that not only is she offended by those who positively outrage her (as some are wicked enough to do), but she is offended at those who do not ask her for favors or graces. (14)
        St. Bonaventure

Mary was so beautiful in the eyes of God that he was enamored of her beauty. (15)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori

It is certain that God loved Mary more than all the other saints together; and with reason; for she alone loved God more than all men, and all angels have ever loved him. (16)
        Fr. Suarez

O most beautiful Mary, O most amiable Mary, you have gained the heart of God; take also my poor heart and make me a saint.  I love you; in you is my confidence. (17)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori

Mary, I already know that you are the most noble, the most sublime, the most pure, the most beautiful, the most benign, the most holy - in a word, the most amiable of all creatures. (18)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori

Mary was the most amiable creature in the eyes of God, because she was already loaded with grace and merit, and could say, "When I as a little one I pleased the Most High." (19)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori  

My most amiable Queen, I, a miserable sinner, love you also; but I love you too little.  I desire a greater and more tender love toward you; and this you must obtain for me.  (20)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori

O Lady, pray for me, ask for the graces I require with greater devotion than I can dare to ask for them; and you will obtain far greater graces from God for me than I can presume to seek. (21)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori

O Queen of heaven, Mother of holy love! Since you are the most amiable of creatures, the most beloved of God, and his greatest lover, be pleased to allow the most miserable sinner living in this world, who, having by your means been delivered from hell, and without any merit on his part has been so benefited by you, is filled with your love to love you. (22)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori

The Queen of Heaven is so gracious and liberal, that she recompenses her servants with the greatest munificence for the most trifling devotions.  The first condition is that when we offer her our devotions our souls should be free from serious sin; the second is perseverance in devotion to Mary. (23)
        St. Andrew of Crete

Let us present ourselves this day to Mary without delay and without reserve; and let us entreat her to offer us to God, who will not reject us when he sees us presented by the hand of that blessed creature, who was the living temple of the Holy Spirit, the delight of her Lord, and the chosen Mother of the Eternal Word. (24)
        St. Alphonsus de Liguori

Before, alone, you couldn't . . . - Now, you have turned to Our Lady, and, with Her, how easy it is!  (25)
    St. Josemaria Escriva

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