Quotes on Mary, Mother of God

And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
- Luke 1:38


His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do [it].
John 2:5


And Mary said: My soul glorifies the Lord
- Luke 1:46-55


O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.
- Saint Basil the Great


If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you.
- Saint John Vianney


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 Mother Teresa


Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.
- Saint Francis de Sales


The Son of God became man for our salvation but only in Mary and through Mary.
- Saint Louis Marie de Montfort


The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her.
- Saint Augustine, Father and Doctor of the Church


Even while living in the world, the heart of Mary was so filled with motherly tenderness and compassion for men that no-one ever suffered so much for their own pains, as Mary suffered for the pains of her children.
- Saint Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church


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

Her [Mary's] example of faithful perseverance in doing the will of God and her heavenly reward are a source of courage and hope for all of us.
- Pope Benedict XVI

Mary was the first person to take the "way" to enter the Kingdom of God that Christ opened, a way which is accessible to the humble, to all who trust in the word of God and endeavor to put it into practice.
- Pope Benedict XVI

Let us entrust to her intercession the daily prayer for peace, especially in places where the senseless logic of violence is most ferocious; so that all people may be convinced that in this world we must help each other, as brothers and sisters, to build the civilization of love.
- Pope Benedict XVI

The veneration of the Virgin Mary has accompanied the path of the Church from the beginning; Marian feast days began to appear already in the fourth century: in some the role of the Virgin in the history of salvation is exalted; in others the principal moments of her earthly life are celebrated.
- Pope Benedict XVI