June 27th is the Feast Day of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
…in an attitude of total consecration to Mary.
“ The words of Our Lord to His beloved disciple, “Behold thy mother,” are an invitation to contemplate Mary. In the context of today’s feast of the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help, the words of the Crucified invite us to behold our Mother as she is depicted in her miraculous image. “And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own” (Jn 19:27). Wheresoever the image of Our Mother of Perpetual Help is given a place of honour, Mary herself is welcomed and received there.
It has been said that there is scarcely a family in Ireland without an image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I have heard similar reports coming from the Philippines and from Haiti. When families, communities, and individuals welcome an image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in their homes, they are, in effect, imitating the Apostle Saint John. The presence of the icon expresses a spiritual desire to abide with Mary and to remain beneath her gaze in an attitude of total consecration to her.” – Fr. Mark
Join us in Honoring The Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Our Mother of Perpetual Succour). A perpetual Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help is held every Wednesday at St Lambert Parish in Skokie. In every first Wednesday of the month, The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated after the Novena.
Source: Vultus Christi website. About Fr. Mark – Fr. Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Prior of the Diocesan Benedictine Monastery of Our Lady of the Cenacle in Tulsa, Oklahoma.