15 St. Josemaria Escriva Quotes about Our Lady

St. Josemaria Escriva had a great love for Our Lady, so great in fact that he once told someone that they should not emulate him in anything except his love for Mary! His love for her is the driving force behind the Mary, Mother of Fairest Love shrine project and all we do here to promote devotion to her. Over the years he had a lot of profound things to say about this most holy woman. Here are just a few of his quotes.

15 St. Josemaria Escriva Quotes about Our Lady: 

“The holy Virgin Mary, Mother of Fair Love, will bring relief to your heart, when it makes you feel that it is of flesh, if you turn to her with confidence.” – The Way #504

“Holy Mary is the Queen of peace, and thus the Church invokes her. So when your soul or your family are troubled, or things go wrong at work, in society or between nations, cry out to her without ceasing. Call to her by this title: Regina pacis, ora pro nobis — Queen of peace, pray for us. Have you at least tried it when you have lost your calm?… —You will be surprised at its immediate effect.” – Furrow #874

“I have come to see that every Hail Mary, every greeting to Our Lady, is a new beat of a heart in love.” – The Forge #615

“If you accustom yourself, even only once a week, to seek union with Mary in order to go to Jesus, you will see how you have more presence of God.” – The Way #276

“Mary, teacher of prayer. See how she asks her Son, at Cana. And how she insists, confidently, with perseverance. And how she succeeds. Learn from her.” – The Way #502

““I have asked Our Lady for many things,” you were telling me, and then you corrected yourself: “What I should say is that I have brought many things to Our Lady’s attention.”” – The Forge 336

“Love our Lady. And she will obtain for you abundant grace to conquer in your daily struggle. And the enemy will gain nothing by those foul things that continually seem to boil and rise within you, trying to engulf in their fragrant corruption the high ideals, the sublime determination that Christ himself has set in your heart. — Serviam, I will serve!” – The Way #493

“Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you have turned to our Lady, and, with her, how easy it is!” – The Way 513

“Do you want to be daring in a holy way, so that God may act through you? Have recourse to Mary, and she will accompany you along the path of humility, so that, when faced by what to the human mind is impossible, you may be able to answer with a fiat!— be it done!, which unites the earth to Heaven.” – Furrow #124

“Develop a lively devotion for Our Mother. She knows how to respond in a most sensitive way to the presents we give her. What is more, if you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, Our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son’s path.” – Furrow #691

“When you see yourself with a dry heart, without knowing what to say, go with confidence to the Virgin Mary. Say to her, “My Mother Immaculate, intercede for me.” If you invoke her with faith, she will make you taste in the midst of your dryness the proximity of God.” – Furrow 695

“Turn to Our Lady — the Mother, Daughter and Spouse of God, and our Mother — and ask her to obtain more graces for you from the Blessed Trinity: the grace of faith, of hope, of love and of contrition. So that when it seems that a harsh dry wind is blowing in your life, threatening to wither those flowers of your soul, they will not wither… and neither will those of your brothers.” – The Forge #227

“We have to love the Blessed Virgin Mary more. We will never love her enough! —Love her a lot! It shouldn’t be enough for you to put up pictures of her, and greet them, and say aspirations. You should learn to offer her, in your strenuous life, some small sacrifice each day, to show her your love, and to show her the kind of love that we want the whole human race to proclaim for her.” – The Forge #527

“Invoke the Blessed Virgin. Keep asking her to show herself a Mother to you — monstra te esse Matrem!As well as drawing down her Son’s grace, may she bring the clarity of sound doctrine to your mind, and love and purity to your heart, so that you may know the way to God and take many souls to him.” – The Forge #986

“If you seek Mary, you will find Jesus. And you will learn a bit more about what is in the heart of a God who humbles himself, discarding all manifestations of his power and majesty to take the form of a servant.” – Christ is Passing By #144