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Why We Should Never Abuse Our Lady’s Advocacy. 

Why We Should Never Abuse Our Lady’s Advocacy. 

Day 35: Rosary Reflection.

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WHY WE SHOULD NEVER ABUSE OUR LADY’S ADVOCACY.

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There were two young noblemen in Madrid, of whom one encouraged the other in leading a wicked life, and in committing all sorts of crimes. One night in a dream, one of them saw his friend being taken by certain dark men, and carried to a tempestuous sea. They were going to take him in a similar manner, but he had recourse to Mary, and made a vow that he would embrace the religious state on which he was delivered from those men.

He then saw Jesus on a throne, as if in anger, and the Blessed Virgin imploring mercy for him. After this his friend came to pay him a visit, and he then related what he had seen; but his companion only turned it into ridicule, and shortly afterwards, he was stabbed to death.

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When the young man saw this his vision was verified, he went to confession, and renewed his resolution to enter a religious Order, and for this purpose he sold all that he had; but instead of giving it to the poor, as he had intended, he spent it in all sorts of debauchery.

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He then fell ill, and had another vision. He thought he saw hell open, and the divine Judge, who had already condemned him.

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Again he had recourse to Mary, and She once more delivered him. He recovered his health and went on worse than ever. He afterwards went to Lima in South America, where he relapsed into his former illness; and in the hospital of that place he was once more touched by the grace of God, confessed his sins to the Jesuit Father, Francis Perlino, and promised him that he would change his life; but again he fell into his former crimes.

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At last the same Father, going into another hospital in a distant place, saw the miserable wretch extended on the ground, and heard him cry out: “Ah, abandoned wretch that I am! For my greater torment this Father has come to witness my chastisement. From Lima I came here, where my vices have brought me to this end; and now I go to hell.” With these words he expired, without even leaving the Father time to help him and his soul going to hell for eternity.

– (From The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori).

Why We Should Never Abuse Our Lady’s Advocacy. 

Why We Should Never Abuse Our Lady’s Advocacy. 

Day 35: Rosary Reflection.

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WHY WE SHOULD NEVER ABUSE OUR LADY’S ADVOCACY.

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There were two young noblemen in Madrid, of whom one encouraged the other in leading a wicked life, and in committing all sorts of crimes. One night in a dream, one of them saw his friend being taken by certain dark men, and carried to a tempestuous sea. They were going to take him in a similar manner, but he had recourse to Mary, and made a vow that he would embrace the religious state on which he was delivered from those men.

He then saw Jesus on a throne, as if in anger, and the Blessed Virgin imploring mercy for him. After this his friend came to pay him a visit, and he then related what he had seen; but his companion only turned it into ridicule, and shortly afterwards, he was stabbed to death.

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When the young man saw this his vision was verified, he went to confession, and renewed his resolution to enter a religious Order, and for this purpose he sold all that he had; but instead of giving it to the poor, as he had intended, he spent it in all sorts of debauchery.

.

He then fell ill, and had another vision. He thought he saw hell open, and the divine Judge, who had already condemned him.

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Again he had recourse to Mary, and She once more delivered him. He recovered his health and went on worse than ever. He afterwards went to Lima in South America, where he relapsed into his former illness; and in the hospital of that place he was once more touched by the grace of God, confessed his sins to the Jesuit Father, Francis Perlino, and promised him that he would change his life; but again he fell into his former crimes.

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At last the same Father, going into another hospital in a distant place, saw the miserable wretch extended on the ground, and heard him cry out: “Ah, abandoned wretch that I am! For my greater torment this Father has come to witness my chastisement. From Lima I came here, where my vices have brought me to this end; and now I go to hell.” With these words he expired, without even leaving the Father time to help him and his soul going to hell for eternity.

– (From The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori).

The Saints Quotes on Our Lady of Sorrows The 1st Sorrow

The Saints Quotes on Our Lady of Sorrows The 1st Sorrow

The following quotes on Our Lady of Sorrows are taken from The Glories of Mary by St Alphonsus Ligouri. The Saint quotes are organized according to the seven sorrows so that one can recite the seven sorrows chaplet in the same manner as a scriptural rosary. If you are familiar with St. Alphonsus writing style, you know that he likes to produce all the quotes he can to make a point and so he compiled many quotes from Saints, theologians and other holy men and women, so some of these quotes on the Sorrows of Our Lady are not the words of St. Alphonsus but that of the other Saints that he cited, where this has occurred we hope that we have included the citation for the correct Saint that he cited.

The 1st Sorrow of Our Lady:

The Prophecy of Simeon.


1. How much more miserable would life be, if everyone knew also the future evils which were to afflict him!

2. The Lord exercises his compassion towards us, that he does make known to us the crosses that await us.

3. But he did not exercise this compassion with Mary, who, God wished to be the queen of dolors, and in all things like his son, and to see always before her eyes,and to suffer continually the passion and death of her beloved Jesus.

4. Mary received with the greatest calmness the announcement that her Son should die, and peacefully continued to submit to it.

5. But what grief she must have continually suffered.

6. And the nearer the time the passion of her Son approached, with so much greater pain did that sword of sorrow, predicted by St. Simeon, pierce the heart of the mother.

7. If, then, Jesus our King and his most holy mother did not refuse, for love of us, to suffer during their whole life such cruel pains, there is no reason that we should complain to suffer a little.

The Saints Quotes On Our Lady Of Sorrows The 2nd Sorrow

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