“Mary Is Our Protector and Defender”
Ludolphus de Saxonia (supposed author). From Le Miroir de Humaine Salvation (The Mirror of Human Salvation), Circa 1455.
Although here on earth the Glorious Virgin Mary had suffered such agonizing grief because of the tortures her dearly beloved Son suffered at the hands of our ancestors, nevertheless she continues to moderate and calm the wrath of God, our Creator, whenever He chooses to redress our sins and our crimes…
But our Defender and Mother, seated at the summit, throws the stone, that is, her virtue, among her sevants, so that the devil, all bewildered, often departs, as if in total despair. And it should not be forgotten that the Virgin not only defends us from the temptations of the devil, but also from worldly temptations. And this protection is great for the world is always tempting us.
“Mirror of Human Salvation.” Translated by David Wright with the assistance of John French, Jr. pp. 111 and 116. Newberry Call No. folio BS478 .S64
|Item Type||Book Section|
|Title||Mary Is Our Protector and Defender|
|Publication Title||Le Miroir de Humaine Salvation (The Mirror of Human Salvation)|
|Short Title||Mary Is Our Protector and Defender, 1455|
|Book Title||Le Miroir de Humaine Saluation|
|Creator||Ludolphus de Saxonia (supposed author)|
|Publication Date||Circa 1455|
|Pages||folio 38 verso|
|Language||Latin and Middle French|
|Call Number||VAULT folio Case MS 40|
|Location||Special Collections 4th floor|