St. Bernard on Our Blessed Mother

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St. Bernard did much to advance Marian devotion in the Church.  He was in many ways the first 2nd millennium apostle of Our Lady.  This being Mary’s month, I thought I might try to honor Our Lady by quoting one of Her most devoted advocates.  St. Bernard wrote in such gorgeous prose for Our Lady’s glory (taken from Divine Intimacy):tumblr_m83rp0dF1U1roniu7o1_500

“Oh! How sublime is your humility, which never yields to the seductions of glory, and in glory knows no pride.  You were chosen to become the Mother of God, and you call yourself servant!  O Blessed Lady, how were you able to unite in your heart such a humble idea of yourself, with so much purity and innocence, and especially such plenitude of Grace?  O Blessed Lady, whence comes such humility?  Truly, because of this virtue, you have merited to be looked upon by God with extraordinary love; and…

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