**Listers, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, the Maris Stella, calls all of us to love Our Lord. **Like a good mother, she always points to her Son. Here are 10 more Marian quotes as we celebrate October as the month of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Ave Maris Stella Hail, star of the sea, Nurturing Mother of God, And ever Virgin Happy gate of Heaven.
“As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary” Saint Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church
“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church
“Let us then cast ourselves at the feet of this good Mother, and embracing them let us not depart until she blesses us, and accepts us for her children.” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church
Ave Maris Stella – Malta
“Let those, therefore, who deny that the Son is by nature from the Father and proper to his essence deny also that he took true human flesh from the ever-virgin Mary” Saint Athanasius – Patriarch of Alexandria, Father, and Doctor of the Church
“That one woman is both mother and virgin, not in spirit only but even in body. In spirit she is mother, not of our head, who is our Savior himself—of whom all, even she herself, are rightly called children of the bridegroom—but plainly she is the mother of us who are his members, because by love she has cooperated so that the faithful, who are the members of that head, might be born in the Church. In body, indeed, she is the Mother of that very head” Saint Augustine – Bishop of Hippo, Father, and Doctor of the Church
“The Virgin Mary, being obedient to his word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God” Saint Irenaeus, Father of the Church
“Let us run to her, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva and Doctor of the Church
Mother Mary, pray for us.
“The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy.” Saint John Damascene, Father and Doctor of the Church
“There is no danger of exaggerating. We an never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.” Saint Josemaria Escriva
“The heart of her husband, that is, the heart of Christ, trusts in her and he will have no need of spoils, because she, as it were, enriches him with spoils taken from the devil.” Richard of Saint Lawrence (this is and explanation of Prov 31:11)