The Popes on Mary - Mediatrix
Blessed Pope Pius IX, Ubi primum, 2 February 1849:
God has committed to her the treasury of all good things, in
order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every
hope, every grace, and all salvation. For this is His will, that
we obtain everything through Mary.
Pope Leo XIII, 22 September 1891:
We may affirm that by the will of God, nothing is given to
us without Mary's mediation, in such a way that just as no one
can approach the Almighty Father but through His Son, so no one,
so to speak, can approach Christ but through His Mother.
Pope Leo XIII, Adjutricem populi, 5 September 1895:
O Virgin most holy, none abounds in the knowledge of God
except through thee. None, O Mother of God, obtains salvation
except through thee. None receives a gift from the throne of
mercy except through thee.
Pope Saint Pius X, Encyclical of 2 February 1904:
By the communion of sorrows and of will between Christ and
Mary, she has deserved to become the dispenser of all the
blessings which Jesus acquired for us by His blood.
Pope Pius XI, Address of 15 August 1933:
God alone gives grace according to the measure which in His
infinite wisdom He foresees. But although that grace comes from
God, it is given through Mary, our Advocate and Mediatrix, since
motherly affection on the one hand find response in childlike
devotion on the other.
Pope Pius XI: Ingravescentibus malis 29 September 1937
We beseech God through the mediation of the Blessed Virgin,
so acceptable to Him, to use Saint Bernard's words: "Such is the
will of God who has wished that we should have all things
Pope Pius XII, Letter to Cardinal Maglione of 15 April 1940:
Since as St. Bernard declares, "It is the will of God that
we obtain all favors through Mary," let everyone hasten to have
recourse to Mary...So powerful indeed is the Blessed Virgin with
God and His only-Begotten Son that, as Dante writes, "anyone who
desires His help and fails to have recourse to Mary is like one
trying to fly without wings."
Pope Pius XII, Auspicia quaedam 1 May 1948
May she who has given us Jesus, obtain for us that all those
who have wandered from the path of truth may immediately return
to Him motivated by salutary contrition. May she obtain for us
-- for she is our kindest Mother, who has always shown herself,
in the face of every danger, our powerful helper and channel of
grace -- may she obtain for us, We say, a just solution, even in
the midst of our gravest needs.