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Moeder van Altijddurende BijstandThe shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of Our Lady in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The icon was brought to Amsterdam from Rome in the late 19th century.

Moeder van Altijddurende Bijstand

The shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of Our Lady in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The icon was brought to Amsterdam from Rome in the late 19th century.

O Mary of perpetual help, pray for us!

O Mary of perpetual help, pray for us!

(Source: maria-heimsuchung-wadgassen.de)

A mosaic of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of the Most Holy Trinity Dockhead in Bermondsey, London.

A mosaic of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of the Most Holy Trinity Dockhead in Bermondsey, London.

A ceramic street shrine for Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Seville, Spain.

A ceramic street shrine for Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Seville, Spain.

(Source: retabloceramico.net)

Virgen del Perpertuo Socorro
The altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the parish church of Almoradi, Spain.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the patroness of Almoradi. The annual fiesta in honour of Mary is celebrated at the end of June with special Masses, a procession and festive events.

Virgen del Perpertuo Socorro

The altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the parish church of Almoradi, Spain.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the patroness of Almoradi. The annual fiesta in honour of Mary is celebrated at the end of June with special Masses, a procession and festive events.

(Source: almoradi1829.blogspot.com)

A procession in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Granada, Spain.

A procession in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Granada, Spain.

(Source: flickr.com)

Perpetual Help

O Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for me. My protector, Saint Alphonsus, make it so that in all my needs I have recourse to Mary.

A short prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St Alphonsus Liguori. I was baptised, confirmed and received my first Holy Communion in a Redemptorist church, so this is close to my heart!

The shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of Corpus Christi in Covent Garden, London.

The shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the church of Corpus Christi in Covent Garden, London.

A French holy card of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

A French holy card of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


Today is the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, an image of Mary venerated all over the world.
The original icon is of Greek origin and has been in Rome since the late 15th century. It is currently kept in the church of St Alphonsus, near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, an image of Mary venerated all over the world.

The original icon is of Greek origin and has been in Rome since the late 15th century. It is currently kept in the church of St Alphonsus, near the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

The altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Oratory of St Francis de Sales in Saint Louis, Missouri.

The altar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Oratory of St Francis de Sales in Saint Louis, Missouri.

(Source: romeofthewest.com)

 Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours
A 1930s French lithograph of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

 Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours

A 1930s French lithograph of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

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.

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