50 Powerful Saints Quotes About Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

50 Powerful Saints Quotes About Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saints Quotes About Mary

Over the centuries, many Saints have taken the time to comment on devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In fact, there are hundreds of Saints quotes about Mary, however, you will find in this list only fifty.

1. St. Louis de Montfort – Honouring Mary

“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her Son.”
~ Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Saint Louis de Montfort Quote About Mary

2. St. Alphonsus de Liguori – Salvation

‘Mary having co-operated in our redemption with so much glory to God and so much love for us, Our Lord ordained that no one shall obtain salvation except through her intercession.’
~ St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

3. St. Bonaventure – Protection of Mary

“Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.”
~ St. Bonaventure

4. St. Faustina – Mercy

“To give worthy praise to the Lord’s mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother, for then our hymn will be more pleasing to You, because She is chosen from among men and angels. Through Her, as through a pure crystal, Your mercy was passed on to us. Through Her, man became pleasing to God; Through Her, streams of grace flowed down upon us.” (1746)
~ St. Faustina

5. St. Maximilian Kolbe – Loving Mary

“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
~ Saint Maximilian Kolbe
, creator of the Militia of the Immaculata

6. St. Josemaria Escriva – Turning to Our Lady

“Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you’ve turned to our Lady, and with her, how easy!”
~ St. Josemaria Escriva

7. St. Basil the Great – Assistance

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

8. St. John Vianney – Temptation

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

Saint John Vianney Quote

9. St. Josemaria Escriva – Temptation

“When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to the light.”
~ St. Josemaria Escriva

10. St. Maximilian Kolbe – Victory

“The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God’s kingdom.”
~ St. Maximilian Kolbe

11. St. Francis de Sales – Running to Mary

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

12. St. Alphonsus de Liguori – Heart

“After the love which we owe Jesus Christ, we must give the chief place in our heart to the love of His Mother Mary.”
~ St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

13. St. Ildephonsus – Serving

“No one will ever be the servant of the Son without serving the Mother.”
~ Saint Ildephonsus, Bishop

14. St. John Damascene – Devotion

“Devotion to you, O Blessed Virgin, is a means of salvation which God gives to those whom he wishes to save.”
~ Saint John Damascene

15. St. Germanus of Constantinople – Redemption

“There is no one, O Most Holy Mary, who can know God except through thee; no one who can be saved or redeemed but through thee, O Mother of God; no one who can be delivered from dangers but through thee, O Virgin Mother; no one who obtains mercy but through thee, O Filled-With-All-Grace!”
~ Saint Germanus of Constantinople

16. Pope St. Gregory VII – Salvation

“For if we are bidden to honor carnal fathers and mothers, how much more the spiritual? . . . If this virtue of charity has been overlooked, a man will lose any fruit of salvation in any good he may do.”
~ Pope Saint Gregory VII

17. St. Anselm – Soul

“It is impossible to save one’s soul without devotion to Mary and without her protection.”
~ Saint Anselm, Archbishop and Doctor of the Church

18. St. Cajetan – Graces

“We may seek graces, but shall never find them without the intercession of Mary.”
~ Saint Cajetan, Founder of the Theatines

19. St. Francis Borgia – Doubts

“I have great doubts about the salvation of those who do not have special devotion to Mary.”
~ Saint Francis Borgia

20. St. John Eudes – Christian

“A man is no true Christian if he has no devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ.”
~ Saint John Eudes

21. St. Louis de Montfort – Children of God

“All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for his mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father.”
~ Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Saints Quotes about Devotion to Mary

22. St. Louis de Montfort – Mercy from God

“Let not that man presumes to look for mercy from God who offends His Holy Mother!”
~ Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

23. St. Maximilian Kolbe – Conflict

“The conflict with Hell cannot be maintained by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.”
~ Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr

24. St. Maximilian Kolbe – Honour

“Jesus honored her before all ages, and will honor her for all ages. No one comes to Him, nor even near Him, no one is saved or sanctified, if he too will not honor her. This is the lot of Angels and of men.”
~ Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr

25. St. Maximilian Kolbe – Christ

“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.”
~ Saint Maximilian Kolbe

26. St. Padre Pio – Heavenly Mother

“Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.”
~ Saint Padre Pio

27. St. Therese of Lisieux – Trial

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.”
~ Saint Therese of Lisieux

28. St. Therese of Lisieux – Mother

“What a joy to remember that she [Mary] is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?”
~ Saint Therese of Lisieux

29. St. Bridget to Our Lady – Consolation

“You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory.”
~ Saint Bridget to Our Lady

30. St. Bonaventure – Children

“Mary seeks for those who approach her devoutly and with reverence, for such she loves, nourishes, and adopts as her children.”
~ Saint Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church

31. St. Hilary of Poitiers – Lost

“No matter how sinful one may have been, if he has devotion to Mary, it is impossible that he be lost.”
~ Saint Hilary of Poitiers

32. St. Anthony of Padua – Refuge

“Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbor. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner.”
~ Saint Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church

33. St. Gregory Nazianzen – Mother of God

“If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary is the Mother of God, such a one is a stranger to the Godhead.”
~ Saint Gregory Nazianzen

34. St. Maximilian Kolbe – Prayer

“Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God’s heart.”
~ Saint Maximilian Kolbe

35. St. Therese of Liseux – Queen

“She is more Mother than Queen.”
~ Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

36. St. Jerome – Tenderness

“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

Beautiful Saints Quotes About Mary

37. St. Augustine – Unworthy

“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

38. St. Thomas Aquinas – Mariners

“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

39. St. Bernard of Clairvaux – Casting Ourselves

“Let us then cast ourselves at the feet of this good Mother, and embracing them let us not depart until she blesses us, and accepts us for her children.”
~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

40. St. Padre Pio – Heavenly Blessings

“May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing.”
~ Saint Padre Pio

41. St. Padre Pio – Eternal Splendour

“Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.”
~ Saint Padre Pio

42. St. Padre Pio – Sorrowful Heart

“Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on it’s boundless grief and how precious is our soul.”
~ Saint Padre Pio

43. St. Irenaeus – Obedient

“The Virgin Mary, being obedient to his word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God”
~ Saint Irenaeus, Father of the Church

44. Pope St. Pius X – Crushing the Serpent

“Let the storm rage and the sky darken – not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful ‘who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent’.”
~ Pope Saint Pius X

45. Saint John Henry Newman – Unknown

“The reason why Christ is unknown today is because His Mother is unknown.”
~ Saint Cardinal John Henry Newman

46. Our Lady to St. Faustina – Queen of Heaven

“I am not only the Queen of Heaven, but also the Mother of Mercy.”
~ Our Lady to Saint Faustina

47. St. John Damascene – Nativity of Mary

“The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy.”
~ Saint John Damascene

48. St. Josemaria Escriva – Exaggeration

“There is no danger of exaggerating. We never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.”
~ Saint Josemaria Escriva

49. St. Jerome – Heart of Mary

“Even while living in this world, the heart of Mary was so filled with tenderness and compassion for men, that no one ever suffered so much for his own pains as Mary suffered for the pains of others.”
~ St. Jerome

50. St. Basil the Great – Recourse

“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

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