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An icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of Notre-Dame de Bon Retour in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

An icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of Notre-Dame de Bon Retour in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

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Santa Maria Del Perpetuo Socorro

Santa Maria Del Perpetuo Socorro

Notre-Dame du Perpétuel SecoursThe cover of a French devotional booklet about Our Lady of Perpetual Help, referred to here as patroness of the missions.

Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours

The cover of a French devotional booklet about Our Lady of Perpetual Help, referred to here as patroness of the missions.

A detail of the shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (church of Our Lady) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

A detail of the shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (church of Our Lady) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Holy Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

Holy Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

The altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (also known as the Mission church) in Boston, Massachusetts.
Source: The glories of Mary in Boston

The altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (also known as the Mission church) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Source: The glories of Mary in Boston

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the much revered icon kept in the church of St Alphonsus in Rome.
Mary from thy Sacred Image with those eyes so sadly sweet, Mother of Perpetual Succour, see us kneeling at thy feet. In thine arms thy Child thou bearest; source of all thy joy and woe; what thy bliss, how deep thy sorrows, Mother thou alone canst know.

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the much revered icon kept in the church of St Alphonsus in Rome.

Mary from thy Sacred Image with those eyes so sadly sweet, Mother of Perpetual Succour, see us kneeling at thy feet. In thine arms thy Child thou bearest; source of all thy joy and woe; what thy bliss, how deep thy sorrows, Mother thou alone canst know.

An altar painting in the church of Our Lady in Amsterdam of devotees praying before the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

An altar painting in the church of Our Lady in Amsterdam of devotees praying before the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

S. Maria de Perpetuo SuccursuMy altar for the novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which begins today.

S. Maria de Perpetuo Succursu

My altar for the novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which begins today.

Novena Devotions In Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
The cover of an American booklet with prayers for the novenas of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St Gerard Majella.

Novena Devotions In Honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

The cover of an American booklet with prayers for the novenas of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St Gerard Majella.

Novena

On 26 June the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is celebrated, which means the novena in honour of the famous icon begins today (18 June).

For nine consecutive days the following prayer is said, followed by three Hail Marys:

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 Russian icon of the Mother of God of the Passion, also known as Strastnaya. It is very rare for this type of icon to depicted Mary seated on a throne, especially a baroque one.
In the Catholic Church, a Cretan copy of this icon is venerated under the title Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

A Russian icon of the Mother of God of the Passion, also known as Strastnaya. It is very rare for this type of icon to depicted Mary seated on a throne, especially a baroque one.

In the Catholic Church, a Cretan copy of this icon is venerated under the title Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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Moeder van Altijddurende BijstandThe chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the former Redemptorist church of Our Lady in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.The copy of the original icon has been venerated in the church since 1868, when it was sent to the Dutch capital from Rome.

Moeder van Altijddurende Bijstand

The chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the former Redemptorist church of Our Lady in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The copy of the original icon has been venerated in the church since 1868, when it was sent to the Dutch capital from Rome.

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MARY by feru-leru on Flickr.

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MARY by feru-leru on Flickr.

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