Friday, May 8, 2015: Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces

J.M.J. "What more do you want (to know about Mary)? Is it not enough for you to know that she is the Mother of God? It would have been sufficient to say, 'De qua natus est Iesus,' Jesus was born of her."

--Saint Thomas of Villanova, Bishop (1488-1555)

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Today is the Feast of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces. 

"Mary's meditation in no way obscures that of Jesus. Her meditation is but a share in His: her merits have been acquired under His influence, and it is He Who confers on her the dignity of being a cause in the order of salvation and sanctification. History shows, too, that devotion to Mary has been lost by those nations precisely which have lost their devotion to Jesus, whereas those which have been the first to honor Mary have also been the first in their faith in the redemptive Incarnation."

--Father Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., The Mother of the Savior and Our Interior Life, page 222. 

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