Mary is then the treasurer and the dispenser of all graces. Fathers, Doctors, Saints, Theologians, spiritual writers, all are unanimous on this point and speak in powerful unison.
And so Blessed de Montfort, voicing them all, says with S. Bernardine of Siena: ‘Through the power thus received, she gives to whom she wills, as she wills, when she wills, and as much as she wills, the graces of the Eternal Father, the virtues of Jesus Christ, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.’
S. Bernard has taken the whole doctrine and coined it into one sympathetic phrase: ‘God has not wished us to have anything save by the hand of Mary.’ Nihil nos Deus habere voluit quod per Mariae manus non transiret.’
(To be continued.)