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The rococo interior of the pilgrimage church of Maria Limbach, Germany.

The rococo interior of the pilgrimage church of Maria Limbach, Germany.

The miraculous image of Mary in the parish church of Bamberg, Germany.

The miraculous image of Mary in the parish church of Bamberg, Germany.

Mater DeiA German baroque miniature of Mary.

Mater Dei

A German baroque miniature of Mary.

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.

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.

Perpetual Help

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.

A Spanish statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

A Spanish statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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.

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.

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.

The newly installed shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Westminster cathedral, London.

Sancta MariaA vintage Mexican holy card of Our Lady of Guadalupe with four scenes from the apparition story and titles from the Litany of Loreto.

Sancta Maria

A vintage Mexican holy card of Our Lady of Guadalupe with four scenes from the apparition story and titles from the Litany of Loreto.

A Spanish holy card of the pilgrimage statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

A Spanish holy card of the pilgrimage statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

An altar in the church of Our Lady of Refuge in Tournai, Belgium.

An altar in the church of Our Lady of Refuge in Tournai, Belgium.

(Source: balat.kikirpa.be)

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