Our Lady of Good Counsel

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Our Lady of Good Counsel
Triduum

April 23-25; Feast, April 26

The devotion to Our Lady of Good Counsel originated near Rome, where for centuries an Augustinian church, which contains a miraculous picture of Mary, has been a place of pilgrimage. Our earthly pilgrimage is beset with many dangers, and we are in need of advice in the grave problems of life. Let us remember that Jesus gave us a Counselor who will never fail us. Let us go to our Heavenly Mother with childlike confidence and abandonment. Let us entrust ourselves to her prudent guidance, for she is our Mother of Good Counsel.

** Our Lady of Good Counsel **”I, Wisdom, dwell in counsel and am present in learned thoughts…Counsel is mine, prudence is mine, strength is mine” (Prov. 8:12, 14). Continue reading

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

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Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Martyr
(1577-1622)

Saint Fidelis was born of noble parents at Sigmaringen in what is now Prussia, in 1577. In his youth he frequently approached the Sacraments, visited the sick and the poor, and spent many hours before the altar. For a time he followed the legal profession and was remarkable for his advocacy of the poor and his respectful language towards his opponents.
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