A shrine for Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Baclayon church in Bohol, the Philippines.
Wednesday is known as Baclaran Day in the Philippines, after the famous shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Baclaran in Manila. The Redemptorist church holds a popular weekly Perpetual Help novena on a Wednesday.
A vintage postcard from the Redemptorist shrine of St Gerard Majella and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Wittem, the Netherlands.
St Gerard lived from 1726 until 1755 and had great devotion for Mary. He once said: Before and after every meal, I will recite three Ave Marias; when taking a drink of water, one Ave Maria; every time the clock strikes, one.
St Gerard’s feast is celebrated today.
Happy feastday of Our Lady of Perpetual Help!
Mary, from thy sacred Image,
With those eyes so sadly sweet,
Mother of Perpetual Succour,
See us kneeling at thy feet.
In thy arms thy Child Thou bearest,
Source of all thy joy and woe;
What thy bliss, how deep thy sorrow,
Mother, Thou alone canst know.