House of Gold

Gold is a symbol of love. Therefore St. Albert the Great calls Mary “a golden temple of charity.” And with reason; for St. Thomas was, that “as all in the temple was covered with gold, so was everything in the beautiful soul of Mary filled with sanctity.” Mary was the house of gold which Eternal Wisdom, that us, the divine Word, chose for his dwelling on earth: Wisdom hath built herself a house. “This House of God,” says Richard of St. Lawrence, “is so rich that it can relieve all our wants.”

O Mary, thou lovest God so much, and therefore thou desirest to see him loved by all. This is the grace which above all I ask of thee, and which I hope from thee; obtain me great love for God.

From The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori

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