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Mary Most Holy: Meditating with the Early Cistercians Gertrude the Great

Mary Most Holy: Meditating with the Early Cistercians

Gertrude the Great

Published May 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780879071653
Paperback
434 pages
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The White Monks devotion to the Mother of God moved them to commit al their monasteries to her patronage. The most famous of them al, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, has been called the Marian Doctor. Reading his homilies, and the sermons and meditationsMoreThe White Monks devotion to the Mother of God moved them to commit al their monasteries to her patronage. The most famous of them al, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, has been called the Marian Doctor. Reading his homilies, and the sermons and meditations of his twelfth-century brothers and thirteenth-century sisters, lets us hear them blending their voices into along and loving tradition.Proclaim her as reverenced by angels, desired by nations, foretold by patriarchs and prophets, chosen from among al, preferred above al. Magnify her for having found grace, for being mediatrix of salvation and reparatrix of the ages. Exalt her, finally, as one exalted to the heavenly realm, above the choirs of angels. al this the Church sings to me about her, and teaches me to sing in turn.--Saint Bernard.