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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Our Lady of Perpetual Help has spread worldwide - A Moment with Mary




* June 27 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help (1866) - Saint Cyril of Alexandria  * Our Lady of Perpetual HelpHe has spread worldwide ----- A Moment with Mary --

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June 27 – Our Lady of Perpetual Help (1866) - Saint Cyril of Alexandria 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help has spread worldwide

 

 

English: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Byzantine...
English: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Byzantine icon said to be 13th or 14th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This June 27, 2015, the Redemptorists from around the world will commence celebrations of the 150th anniversary (1866) of the return of the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) by Blessed Pope Pius IX, with the intention of making it known worldwide.

The celebrations, whose theme is "Mother of Perpetual Help, Icon of Love," will conclude on June 27, 2016. The icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help came to Rome from Crete around 1500 AD. For nearly 300 years, it was displayed in the church of Saint Matthew in Rome and considered miraculous by the population. With the arrival of French troops in 1798, Saint Matthew’s church was destroyed, the icon carried to a private chapel of the Augustinian Fathers, and forgotten.

In 1855, the Redemptorists bought the land on which Saint Matthew’s stood, to build their General House. Remembering that in this place the miraculous image of Our Lady had been exposed, they searched for it and found it, and asked the Pope to put it back where it was before. This was done in 1866. Since then, the devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help has spread worldwide.

Fides Agency 04/13/2015

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