She will always help us if we call on her
The cover of a German novena booklet of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The blank space is intended to write down one’s prayer intentions.
The novena prayer of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:
O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may ever invoke your powerful name, the protection of the living and the salvation of the dying. Purest Mary, let your name henceforth be ever on my lips.
Delay not, Blessed Lady, to rescue me whenever I call on you. In my temptations, in my needs, I will never cease to call on you, ever repeating your sacred name, Mary, Mary. What a consolation, what sweetness, what confidence fills my soul when I utter your sacred name or even only think of you! I thank the Lord for having given you so sweet, so powerful, so lovely a name.
But I will not be content with merely uttering your name. Let my love for you prompt me ever to hail you Mother of Perpetual Help. Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for me and grant me the favor I confidently ask of you.
The weeping statue of the Rosa Mystica (Mystical Rose) in Montichiari, Italy.
It is believed that between 1947 and 1966 Mary appeared several times to a woman called Pierina Gilli. During these apparitions Mary referred to herself as the Mystical Rose, and asked for a special devotion to be instituted on the 13th day of each month.
The apparitions were never approved as authentic by the Catholic Church, yet the devotion continues to be popular until this day.
Maria di Porto Salvo
The statue of Our Lady of Safe Haven in Marina di Ragusa, Italy.
The newly installed shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Westminster cathedral, London.
A vintage Mexican holy card of Our Lady of Guadalupe with four scenes from the apparition story and titles from the Litany of Loreto.