What the Saints Say!
Mario's Favorite Quotes
"The Rosary is the Bible on a string."
"Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world."
Our Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal 1917
"What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?"
"The family that prays together, stays together."
Father Patrick Peyton
"If families give Our Lady fifteen minutes a day by reciting the Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God's grace, peaceful places."
Our Lady was his great confidant and he never failed to honor her by reciting the Holy Rosary every day.
"Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for me, a poor sinner."
The very last words of Saint Bernadette Soubirous
"How do you know if it's really the Blessed Virgin who appeared to you, that it is not an illusion, a trick of the Devil?"
"Oh no! I threw some holy water at her and the apparition made the Sign of the Cross. She told me, 'I am the Immaculate Conception.' And she said the Rosary with me."
“As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star,
so Christians are guided to Heaven by Mary.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas
"Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did."
"If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother."
"Mary is the lily in God's garden."
Saint Bridget of Sweden
SAINT TERESA OF CALCUTTA
"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."
Blessed Isidore Bakanja
"If you see my mother, or if you go to the judge or if you meet a priest, tell them that I am dying because I am a Christian."
...One of the agents (a boss) did not like that Isidore always tried to share with his fellow workers about how much Jesus and Mary loved them. The agent said, "You'll have the whole village praying and no one will want to work."
The agent demanded that Isidore throw away the brown Carmelite scapular that he wore around his neck as a sign that he belonged to Jesus and Mary. When Isidore refused to do this, he was beaten.
Isidore told the missionary priests who came to give him the Last Rites that he already forgave the man who beat him up, promising to pray for him.
"Certainly I will pray for him! When I am in Heaven, I shall pray for him very much."
Isidore died on August 15, 1909 with a Rosary in his hand and wearing a brown Carmelite scapular.
"Tell everyone that God grants graces through the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
"If the hurricanes of temptation rise against you, or you are running upon the rocks of trouble, look to the Star - call on Mary!"
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Here are what some of the Popes have to say about the Rosary:
POPE ADRIAN VI
"THE ROSARY IS THE SCOURGE OF THE DEVIL."
POPE SAINT JOHN PAUL II
"THE ROSARY IS MY FAVORITE PRAYER."
POPE PAUL V
"THE ROSARY IS A TREASURE OF GRACES."
"Only after the last judgement will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children."
"If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, the entire world would be saved." Pope Saint Pius X
"There is no surer means of calling down God's blessing upon the family than the daily recitation of the Rosary." Pope Pius XII
"The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world." Pope Saint John XXIII
"The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most effective means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying." Pope Leo XIII
"The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin. If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors." Pope Pius XI
"The Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God."
Saint Louis-Marie De Montfort
Saint Padre Pio
"Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother.
Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today.
All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother."
SAINT PETER WU GUOSHENG
"Heaven! Heaven! My true home! I see my Heavenly Mother and my Guardian Angel coming to take me home!"
Saint Peter Wu Guosheng
First Chinese Martyr
Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin
"She is lovable, faithful, constant.
She will never let herself be outdone in love but will ever remain supreme.
If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you.
If you are troubled, she will console you.
If you are sick, she will bring you relief.
If you are in need, she will help you.
She does not look to see what kind of person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her. She comes quickly and opens her merciful heart to you, embraces you, consoles and serves you.
She will even be on hand to accompany you on the trip to eternity."
"When people love and recite the Rosary
they find that it makes them better."
Saint Anthony Mary Claret
..Pier Giorgio would wake up before anyone else in his family in order to bring flowers to "his Madonna" at the Shrine of Our Lady of Oropa, Italy. With the help of his friend, the family's faithful gardener, Pier Giorgio devised a system that would wake him up way before dawn without disturbing the rest of the household. The gardener would sound a special kind of an "alarm" consisting of one end of a rope tied around Pier Giorgio's fist and the other end running out of his bedroom window and into the gardener's little house. When it was time for Pier Giorgio to get up, the gardener simply tugged on the rope and it did the trick! Pier Giorgio would jump out of bed, dress in a hurry, grab his backpack, and then sneak out of the house by a side door. It usually took an hour to walk to the shrine where Pier Giorgio went to Mass, received Jesus in Holy Communion and then prayed at the main altar before an image of the Madonna. On the way home, he prayed the Rosary aloud and then would sing the litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the sun began rising in the east...
Pier Giorgio made Rosaries out of the seeds of a plant that grew in his family's garden and would give them away as gifts to his friends. It was his way of reminding them to pray and have a tender love for Mary. Years later, his best friend Marco Beltramo observed that, "The surest means by which Pier Giorgio achieved his union with the Lord Jesus, the secret of his spiritual perfection, was his total devotion to Mary."
"Do whatever He tells you." John 2:5
Our Blessed Mother Mary
I told you these were amazing! It was really hard to pick my very favorites because there were so many awesome Saint's quotes about Mother Mary and the Rosary to choose from!
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