From the Apostolic Digest


There is a generation . . . that does not bless their Mother, a generation pure in their own eyes and yet not washed from their filthiness.

Proverbs 30:11-12

And the Lord God said to the serpent . . . I shall put enmities between thee and the Woman, and between thy seed and her seed; she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.

Genesis 3:14-15
All the true children of God, the predestinate, have God for their Father and Mary for their Mother. He who has not Mary for his Mother has not God for his Father. This is the reason that reprobates such as heretics, schismatics, and others, who hate Our Blessed Lady or who regard her with contempt and indifference, do not have God for their Father, however much they boast of it, simply because they do not have Mary for their Mother . . . The most infallible and indisputable sign by which we may distinguish a heretic, a man of bad doctrine, a reprobate, from one of the predestinate, is that the heretic and reprobate have nothing but contempt and indifference for Our Lady... The reprobate care next-to-nothing for devotion to Our Blessed Lady, the Mother of the predestinate . . . They do not consider devotion to her necessary for salvation. The means of salvation and sanctification are known by everyone: they are laid down in the Gospel, explained by the masters of the spiritual life, practiced by the Saints, and necessary to all who wish to be saved and to attain perfection. To practice all those means of salvation and sanctification, the grace of God is absolutely necessary . . . Whoever, therefore, wishes to be a member of Jesus Christ, full of grace and truth, must be formed in Mary by means of the grace of Jesus which she possesses in its fullness in order to communicate it fully to her children, the true members of Jesus Christ . . . These great souls, full of grace and zeal, shall be chosen to match themselves against the enemies of God . . . With the one hand, they shall fight, overthrow, and crush the heretics with their heresies, the schismatics with their schisms, the idolaters with their idolatries, and the sinners with their impieties. With the other hands, they shall build the temple of the true Solomon and the mystical City of God: that is to say, the Most Holy Virgin.

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

If there should come among you anyone who would not honor Our Blessed Mother and who would cause any slackening in our union with her, or who would teach anything different: let him be condemned.

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Not to wish to acknowledge the Mother of God is human pride, dictated by the Devil.

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

The Immaculata must be the Queen of all people. Whoever does not submit to her rule will perish.

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Take away Mary, the Star of the Sea, or take away the Heart of Mary, the true Sun of the Christian world, and what would be left?

St. John Eudes

Take away the sun, and where will be the day? Take away Mary, and what will be left but the darkness of night? . . . Only through Mary, who has found grace and borne the Eternal Life and brought us salvation, can we attain true heavenly wisdom.

St. Bernard

Without Mary's radiance, nothing is left but enveloping darkness, the shadow of death, and the frightful night of the grave.

St. John Eudes

Without Mary's light, theology is in darkness, in heresy . . . The sign by which the sons of God are distinguished from the sons of the Devil, and the Church of God distinguished from the Synagogue of Satan, is true devotion to Mary.

St. Lawrence of Brindisi

  A faithful client of Mary will never fall into heresy.

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

O Mary, Virgin Most Powerful, you alone have destroyed every heresy in the whole world!

St. John Bosco
He who denies that Mary gave birth to God shall not see the glory of His Divinity.

St. Ephrem
Whoever does not wish to have Mary Immaculate as his Mother will not have Christ as his Brother either; the Father will not send His Son to him; the Son will not descend into his soul; the Holy Spirit will not make him a member of the Mystical Body of Christ; for all these mysteries of grace take place in Mary Full-of-Grace, and in her alone . . . and since the First-Born Son, the Man-God, was conceived only through the specific consent of the Most Blessed Virgin, the same holds true for all other humans, who must imitate in all things their primary model: Christ.

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

This Child is God. How, then, shall she who bore Him not be God's Mother? But if anyone refuses to acknowledge her as the Mother of God, such a one is far removed from the Godhead.

St. Gregory Nazianzen

If anyone does not confess that the Emmanuel is in truth God, and that the Holy Virgin is Mother of God because she bore the Word of God according to the flesh when He became flesh: let him be anathema.

St. Cyril of Alexandria

O Mary, loving Mary, woe to them who shall raise themselves up against thee, to mock thee. He Who made thee and Who came forth from thee shall meet them like the bear robbed of her young. Woe to them on that day when He comes, for He guards thee as the apple of His eye!

St. Lomman

Woe to him who neglects to recommend himself to Mary, and thus closes the channel of grace.

St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori

The salvation of those who are not protected by Mary is impossible.

St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori

He is lost who does not have recourse to Mary . . . If, then, we would be saved, let us recommend ourselves to her.

St. Alphonsos Maria Liguori

Who will be saved without thee, O Mary? Who can be free from dangers without thee? Who can obtain grace without thee? . . . There is no one who can be saved or redeemed but through thee, O Mother of God . . . No one is saved but by thee, no one delivered from evil but through thee, and through thee alone do all men receive the gifts and grace of God.

St. Germanus of Constantinople

If Mary does not pray for us, we shall not obtain salvation . . . He alone is lost who does not recourse to thee, O Mary
St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori

It is impossible for those from whom Mary turns away her eyes of mercy to be saved.

St. Antoninus

If anyone is disregarded and condemned by Mary, he is necessarily lost . . . It is impossible to be saved if we turn away from thee, O Mary.

St. Anselm

It is impossible for any sinner to be saved without the help and favor of the Most Blessed Virgin.

St. Ignatius of Constantinople

All men who are not thy servants, OMary, will perish.

St. Albert the Great

The kingdom shall be closed to him who has deserted her who is destined to be its Queen.

St. Cyprian

Your heart will either sing the Divine canticles of Our Lady . . . or it will echo the cursed and unhappy songs of the worldlings here [who] belong in dishonor to God its Maker, and vibrate eternally with the blasphemies and horrid dirges of the damned in Hell.

 St. John Eudes

Therefore, miserable will he be, says Our Queen, and miserable unto all eternity, who in this life, having it in his power to invoke me, is miserable enough not to invoke me and thus is damned.

St. Bridget of Sweden

Those who do not serve Mary will not be saved, for those who are deprived of the help of this great Mother are deprived also of that of her Son and of the whole Court of Heaven.

St. John Damascene

It is not possible for any sinner to be saved without the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St. John Chrysostom

It is impossible for persons who are not loved by the Mother of Christ to have any part with Him. Conversely, it is impossible for anyone to perish upon whom she looks with favor.
St. John Eudes

The Rosary is one of the characteristics of the servants and children of the Mother of God. I am very much afraid that those who shall be overtaken by death without it may easily be disowned by her, and consequently rejected by her Son, as unworthy to share in the mercies of the Son or the favors of the Mother.

St. John Eudes
Nothing can be more beneficial than the custom of those who salute Our Divine Lady.

St. Thomas More

Since the work of salvation began with the Angelic Salutation, the salvation of each one of us in particular is attached to this prayer.

St. Dominic

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

St. Luke 1:28, 42 and the Council of Ephesus:

The Most Blessed Trinity revealed the first part of the Hail Mary to us, and the latter part was added by St. Elizabeth, who was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Holy Mother Church gave us the conclusion in the year 430, when she condemned the Nestorian heresy at the Council of Ephesus and defined that the Blessed Virgin is truly the Mother of God. At this time, Holy Mother Church ordered us to pray to Our Lady under this glorious title by saying: "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death."

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

We have to pray to the Madonna to drive away the Devil and all heresies, especially the Masons.

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

God will not save us without the intercession of Mary . . .
No one can be saved without the protection of Mary.

St. Bonaventure

If people fail to say the Hail Mary, it is a sign that they will probably -----and indeed, shortly-----be condemned to eternal punishment.

Bl. Alan de la Roche

The salvation of each individual is attached to the Hail Mary.

St. John Capistrano

The heretics, all of whom are children of the Devil and clearly bear the sign of God's reprobation, have a horror of the Hail Mary . . . I do not know, nor do I clearly see, how it can be that a devotion which seems so small can be the infallible sign of eternal salvation, and how its absence can be the sign of God's eternal displeasure; nevertheless, nothing could possibly be more true . . . My Hail Mary . . . is the infallible touchstone by which I can tell those who are led by the Spirit of God from those who are deceived by the Devil.  . . . Listen to what Our Lady has revealed: "Know, my son, and make all others know, that it is a probable and proximate sign of eternal damnation to have an aversion, a lukearmness, or a negligence in saying the Angelic Salutation which has repaired the whole world." . . . The Hail Mary is a heavenly dew for watering the earth, which is the soul, to make it bring forth its fruit in season. A soul which is not watered by that prayer bears no fruit, and brings forth only thorns and brambles, and is ready to be cursed.

St. Louis Marie de Montfort

That which bringeth forth thorns and briers is reprobate and very near unto a curse, whose end is to be burnt.

Hebrews 6:8

O Immaculate One . . . Some do not as yet know even your name; others, fallen deep into the moral swamp, do not know how to raise their eyes to you; while still others think that they do not need you to attain the goal of life; still others are not allowed by Satan to bend their knee in prayer. Many love you, but how few there really are who for your love would do anything through work, suffering, and even the sacrifice of life. Oh, when, Our Lady, will you rule in the heart of each and everyone? When will all the inhabitants of the earth confess you as their Mother, and God in Heaven as their Father, and finally sense themselves as brothers? . . . When all schismatics and Protestants will profess the Catholic faith in profound conviction, and when all Jews living in our midst will, of their free will, ask for Baptism, then a part of the purpose for the Militia of the Immaculate One have been attained . . . to bend the proud neck of the world to the feet of the Immaculata: such is the goal of the Militia. Yes, to win for her the whole world, and each and every soul, and as soon as possible, as soon as possible! Then the kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will rule through her in this world!

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe


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