Item description for The Glories of Mary (Liguori Classic) by Alphonsus Liguori...
Overview This classic devotional work testifies to St. Alphonsus Liguori's love of Mary and is a treasury of Marian stories and teachings, published in this edition to honor the 250th anniversary of its original publication. Alphonsus provides a phrase-by-phrase examination of the Marian hymn "Hail Holy Queen" and meditations on various Marian themes, including her major feasts, seven sorrows, virtues and practices of devotion in her honor.
Publishers Description "The Glories of Mary, " widely regarded as Saint Alphonsus Liguori's finest masterpiece, has for two and a half centuries stood as one of the Catholic Church's greatest expressions of devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Written as a defense of Our Lady at a time when Jansenistic writers were ridiculing Marian devotion, this classic work combines numerous citations from the Fathers and Doctors of the Church with Saint Alphonsus' intense personal piety to produce a timeless treasury of teachings, prayers, and practices. "Paperback"
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Studio: Liguori Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.05" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.93" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 8, 2000
Publisher Liguori Publications
ISBN 0764806645 ISBN13 9780764806643
Availability 0 units.
More About Alphonsus Liguori
St. Alphonsus Liguori was born in 1696 to Neapolitan nobility at Marianella, Italy. He became a recognizable lawyer after going through law school at the age of sixteen, but later decided to leave law in favor of giving his salvation more attention. Alphonsus joined the Oratory of St. Philip Neri as a seminarian and was ordained in 1726, when he was thirty. The homilies he gave had the special ability of converting those who had fallen away from the faith. He also founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, and authored such works as The Glories of Mary, The True Spouse of Jesus Christ, Attaining Salvation, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Preparation for Death Abridged, What Will Hell Be Like?, The Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation, and The Way of the Cross. After being a bishop for over a decade, St. Alphonsus Liguori died on the first of August, 1787. He was canonized by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1871. His feast is celebrated on August 1.
Alphonsus Liguori was born in 1696 and died in 1787.
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A Superlative Classic on Mary! Apr 2, 2008
This was one of the most fascinating books I have ever read on our Immaculate Queen, The Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Alphonsus Liguori crafted The Glories of Mary as if he were speaking to Mary as he wrote this magnificent creation. Mary comes alive in this book as St. Alphonsus quotes the many Saints who speak so glowingly and lovingly about the "treasure" we have in our Blesed Mother.
Mary, the Immaculate One is the most powerful Saint in Heaven who has saved, from eternal damnation, countless individuals who were devoted to her during their life times. You must read this book to discover how our Blessed Lady protected her loved ones. This book is for those who know little about Mary Immaculate and for those who would like to know more about our Immaculate Queen, the greatest Advocate in Heaven and on earth. I hard such a difficult time putting this book down to complete other duties. When I was reading this book, I felt such peace and joy that continues to remain with me.
I underlined so many important events, quotes from Saints, incredible descriptions of how our Blessed Lady saved her children. St. Alphonsus mentions in several locations the importance of praying the holy rosary to become closely attachd to Mary, the Mother of God! More than a great book, a masterpiece!
The Glories of Mary Nov 4, 2007
Chock full of heresy and blasphemy. If you want to attain Heaven, avoid this book.
A Catholic Treasure Mar 28, 2007
If you are looking for great spiritual reading, you just can't do better than St. Alphonsus Liguori. And for all of his fantastic writings, you just can't do better than The Glories of Mary. Profound meditative fodder abounds on every page of this book! The Hail Holy Queen prayer, while beautiful, is a little obscure and hard to understand in our day, but you can count on St. Alphonsus to make this beautiful prayer fill your heart with love for Our Lady. He also writes about the Sorrows of Mary, the Virtues of Mary, the Marian Feasts, and also some prayers and special devotions to the Blessed Mother. This book is a treasure!
Beautiful book, but not what I hoped for Jun 16, 2006
This book is a great source of meditation on the BVM. Unfortunately, it is an abridgment of Liguori's full work. Nevertheless, it does not disappoint, and provides a useful and complete mediation upon the Hail Holy Queen.
Fundamental teachings about Saint Mary Feb 7, 2003
This is the most complete book I've ever read about the Mother of God. Saint Alphonsus Liguori analyses with great detail and precision, but always using a perfectly clear language, the decisive role of Saint Mary in the salvation of human souls and her essential contribution to keep them away from sin and eternal condemnation. It is deplorable that the post-Vatican II modernist Church has almost forgotten these fundamental teachings.