“I have tried to collect, from as many authors as possible, the choicest passages that promote the love of Mary.” With these words, St Alphonsus de Liguori introduces us to The Glories of Mary, a book that has become a spiritual and literary classic and a source of joy for people of every age and time. The major portion of the book is devoted to an explanation of the “Hail, Holy Queen”, an ancient yet ever popular prayer familiar to Catholics everywhere. This is followed by a series of discourses on the major feasts of Mary and some reflections on her Seven Sorrows. Two very brief sections, one on the virtues of Mary and the other on devotions to her, complete the work. It is hoped that this modem, abridged edition will help bring out the richness of this classic to many who would otherwise find the length and somewhat flowery vocabulary of earlier editions not quite palatable.