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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

One of the most memorable examples of Mary’s protection - A Moment with Mary



* July 14 – Our Lady Help of Christians (Italy, 1723) * One of the most memorable examples of Mary’s protection ----- A Moment with Mary --

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July 14 – Our Lady Help of Christians (Italy, 1723)

One of the most memorable examples of Mary’s protection


Christians have often experienced assistance from the Mother of God in miraculous ways, especially at times when they had to ward off the attacks from enemies of the Church. For example, the important victory of the Christians over the Turks in the Gulf of Lepanto (October 7, 1571) was accredited to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In acknowledgment and gratitude, Pope Saint Pius V ordered that the invocation Auxilium Christianorum, Help of Christians be added to the Litany of Loreto.

One of the most memorable examples of Mary’s protection is the one concerning Pope Pius VII (1742-1823). Forcefully removed from the Apostolic See of Peter by the order of Napoleon, he was imprisoned for more than five years in Savona, then in Fontainebleau, and was left powerless to govern the Church. After this time, and against odds, Pius VII was suddenly restored to the papal throne to the applause of the whole of western Christendom. It was the answer to the prayers of the Holy Father to Mary Help of Christians.

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