Our Lady of Consolation
Starting in the 2nd century, Catholics venerated Mary as Our Lady of Consolation, one of Her earliest Titles of Honor. The Title of “Our Lady of Consolation“, or “Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted”, comes from the Latin Consolatrix Afflictorum. It is found in the Litany of Loreto.
V33 – 6.6.35 – “Now, while He was saying this, my Dear Jesus Showed me, with facts, how the Sovereign Queen Descended from Heaven with an Unspeakable Majesty, and a Tenderness Fully Maternal; and She went Around in the midst of creatures, throughout all nations, and She Marked Her dear children and those who were not to be touched by the scourges. Whomever My Celestial Mama Touched, the scourges had no power to touch those creatures. Sweet Jesus gave to His Mama the Right to Bring to Safety whomever She Pleased. How moving it was to see the Celestial Empress Going Around to all places of the world, taking creatures in Her Maternal Hands, Holding them Close to Her Breast, Hiding them under Her Mantle, so that no evil could harm those whom Her Maternal Goodness Kept in Her Custody, Sheltered and Defended. Oh! if all could see with how Much Love and Tenderness the Celestial Queen Performed this Office, they would cry of consolation and would love She Who So Much Loves us.”
Our Lady of All Consolation
May you be blessed, O Mother of Christ Jesus, our Lord — Mother of Mercy, and Lady of all consolation, who console us in all our tribulations. May the holy name of your glory be blessed, praised, and exalted until the end of time. O, Door of paradise! O, Handmaid of the grace and servant of the Holy Ghost! O, Mistress of all wisdom and divine contemplation! O, best teacher of the poverty and humility of Christ! You are more noble than the patriarchs in faith and patience, more preceptive than the prophets in knowledge and insight, higher than the apostles in perfection and sanctity. You surpassed all martyrs in enduring suffering for Christ and excelled all the Saints in works of virtue. In purity you surpassed all other virgins, and the angels and archangels you excelled in the abundance of your grace. You are more radiant than the cherubim in splendor of wisdom and more illustrious than the seraphim in ardor and love! Truly, you transcend all other created beings in wisdom, sanctity, and grace, and none there is who rivals you.
~ St. Ildephonsus of Toledo