June 27 – Saint Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Patron Saint of Haiti

class="alignrightSaint Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Patron Saint of Haiti (Feast Date: June 27)

Extract from Our Lady of Perpetual Help: “The picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour is painted on wood, with background of gold. It is Byzantine in style and is supposed to have been painted in the thirteenth century. It represents the Mother of God holding the Divine Child while the Archangels Michael and Gabriel present before Him the instruments of His Passion. . . . It was brought to Rome towards the end of the fifteenth century by a pious merchant, who, dying there, ordered by his will that the picture should be exposed in a church for public veneration. It was exposed in the church of San Matteo, Via Merulana, between Saint Mary Major and Saint John Lateran. Crowds flocked to this church, and for nearly three hundred years many graces were obtained through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. See also: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Multilingual), Why Our Lady of Perpetual Help? (EN), Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro (SP), LA MADONNA DEL PERPETUO SOCCORSO (IT),  Notre-Dame du Perpétuel-Secours (FR), Matka Boża Nieustającej Pomocy (PO). VIDEOS: PRAYERS: Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Mother of God, Jesus Christ), Our Lady of Perpetual Help by Justin Stroh, Fr. Clark McAulay, C.Ss.R. – Our Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions, Mother of Perpetual Help. PRAYERS: A NOVENA to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Saint Mary, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Patron Saint of Haiti (Feast Date: June 27)

Extract from Our Lady of Perpetual Succor [OLO Perpetual Help] (Feast Date: June 27.) Learning that the devotion to Our Lady under this title had spread far and wide, Pius IX raised a confraternity of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St. Alphonsus, which had been erected in Rome, to the rank of an arch-confraternity and enriched it with many privileges and indulgences. See picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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For more information about St. Mary, Mother of Jesus, see Saint Mary: Blessed Virgin, Mother of God.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. May, Our Lady of Perpetual Help on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Tropical Storm Emily in Haiti (August 4-5, 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – August  15 – August 28, 2011.

Earthquake in Haiti (January 12, 2010) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – January 18-31,2010.

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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