Saint Mary, Our Lady of Mercy (Our Lady of Ransom), Patron Saint of Spain (Feast Date: September 24)
Extract from: September 24 – Feast of Our Lady of Ransom: “The world goes on its laborious way, proud of its riches, of its power, of its arms, of its genius; the Church goes onward along the course of ages with an even step, trusting in God only, to Whom, day and night, she lifts her eyes and her suppliant hands. Even though in her prudence she neglects not the human aid which Providence and the times afford her, not in these does she put her trust, which rests in prayer, in supplication, in the invocation of God. Thus it is that she renews her vital breath; the diligence of her prayer has caused her, in her aloofness from worldly things and in her continual union with the Divine will, to live the tranquil and peaceful life of Our very Lord Jesus Christ; being herself the image of Christ, whose happy and perpetual joy was hardly marred by the horror of the torments He endured for us. . . .” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Mercy. See also: Virgin of Mercy (Multilingual), Our Lady of Mercy (EN), Old Calendar: Our Lady of Ransom, Nuestra Señora de la Merced (SP), Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes San Gerardo Sagredo (SP), Beata Vergine Maria della Mercede (IT), NOTRE-DAME de la MERCI (FR), VIDEOS: Our Lady of Ransom (EN), MUSIC: Glory to God/Our Lady of Ransom, Sep. 24 (EN), Sep 24 – Homily: Our Lady of Mercy (EN), Nuestra Señora De la Merced de Bahay Pare HYMN (SP); PRAYER for the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, PRAYER to Our Lady of Mercy – St. Augustine of Hippo.
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, Our Lady of Mercy (Our Lady of Ransom) on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Drug Trafficking in Spain (October, 2010) (Ongoing) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 11 – October 24, 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.
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: