April 25 – St. Mary, Mother of Good Counsel: Patron Saint of Albania

Saint Mary, Mother of Good Counsel, Patroness of Albania (Feast Date: April 25)

Extract from Holy Mother of Good Counsel: “For many centuries our Blessed Mother has been honored under the title of Mother of Good Counsel. Shortly before the capture of Scutari in Albania by the Turks in 1467, a miraculous picture of this title, the author and age of which is unknown, is said to have been brought by angels from this city to Gennazano in Italy, where it is venerated in the church of the Augustinian Fathers and attracts many thousands of pilgrims every year. In 1903 Leo XIII approved a feast and a special Mass in honor of the Mother of Good Counsel, which is celebrated in many places on April 26. The confusion of ideas in the world, especially in religious matters, and the widespread social and political turmoil surely emphasize the need of good counsel, which would show men the way out of the chaos of their making and lead them on the way of peace and salvation. The Mother of Good Counsel, filled with divine counsel, offers help to her helpless children.”
For more information about St. Mary, Mother of Jesus, see Saint Mary: Blessed Virgin, Mother of God.


We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Mother of Good Counsel on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Ammunition Explosions in Albania, West of Tirana (March 15, 2008) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 16 – March 29, 2009.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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