Recommend** CCC paragraphs 963-975**…excerpt below. Once you digest the official Church doctrine/dogma on the Blessed Virgin Mary…I would recommend that you read some of Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort’s writings on Mary and the Rosary…my favorite is:
[INDENT***]The Secret of the Rosary*
St Louis Mary Grignion De Montfort (Author)[/INDENT]
[INDENT]A beautiful book that provides us divine guidance
I am a protestant and this book captured for me so well the power of the rosary. I am on the path of conversion and this book has certainly helped solidify and strengthen my… Read more
by M. Ross
Lastly, I am not sure of the “who/where//when/what” context is of the Saint Ligouri’s prayer excerpt that you quoted…technically, he may have not been directing those words to Mary, but her God and her Spouse…the Holy Spirit. The Church’s liturgical and prayer and devotional life formula…has and always will be…TO the Father…THROUGH Christ…IN/BY the power of the Holy Spirit
1352 The** anaphora**: with the** Eucharistic Prayer - the prayer of thanksgiving and consecration** - we come to the heart and summit of the celebration:
[INDENT][INDENT]In the preface, the Church gives thanks** to the Father, through Christ, in the Holy Spirit**, for all his works: creation, redemption, and sanctification. The whole community thus joins in the unending praise that the Church in heaven, the angels and all the saints, sing to the thrice-holy God.[/INDENT]
**CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH (CCC)
"I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH"
Paragraph 6.** Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church
963 Since the Virgin Mary’s role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the redeemer. . . . She is ‘clearly the mother of the members of Christ’ . . . since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head."502 "Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church."503
I. MARY’S MOTHERHOOD WITH REGARD TO THE CHURCH
**Wholly united with her Son **. . .
964 Mary’s role in the Church is inseparable from her union with Christ and flows directly from it. “This union of the mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ’s virginal conception up to his death”;504 it is made manifest above all at the hour of his Passion:
[INDENT][INDENT]Thus the Blessed Virgin advanced in her pilgrimage of faith, and faithfully persevered in her union with her Son unto the cross. There she stood, in keeping with the divine plan, enduring with her only begotten Son the intensity of his suffering, joining herself with his sacrifice in her mother’s heart, and lovingly consenting to the immolation of this victim, born of her: to be given, by the same Christ Jesus dying on the cross, as a mother to his disciple, with these words: "Woman, behold your son."505
965 After her Son’s Ascension, Mary "aided the beginnings of the Church by her prayers."506 In her association with the apostles and several women, "we also see Mary by her prayers imploring the gift of the Spirit, who had already overshadowed her in the Annunciation."507
. . . she is our Mother in the order of grace
967 By her complete adherence to the Father’s will, to his Son’s redemptive work, and to every prompting of the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary is the Church’s model of faith and charity. Thus she is a “preeminent and . . . wholly unique member of the Church”; indeed, she is the “exemplary realization” (typus)510 of the Church.
968 Her role in relation to the Church and to all humanity goes still further. "In a wholly singular way she cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope, and burning charity in the Savior’s work of restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason she is a mother to us in the order of grace."511
969 "This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation . . . . Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix."512
970 "Mary’s function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin’s salutary influence on men . . . flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it, and draws all its power from it."513 "No creature could ever be counted along with the Incarnate Word and Redeemer; but just as the priesthood of Christ is shared in various ways both by his ministers and the faithful, and as the one goodness of God is radiated in different ways among his creatures, so also the unique mediation of the Redeemer does not exclude but rather gives rise to a manifold cooperation which is but a sharing in this one source."514