Our Lady of Perpetual

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Our Lady of Perpetual

My name is Mother of Perpetual Help. No century or country can claim me. I belong to all ages and all peoples.

Many names have been given to me. I have been called the “Virgin of the Passion,” “the Golden Madonna,” the Mother of the Redemptorist Missionaries, the Mother of Catholic homes.”

The name of my own choosing is “Mother of Perpetual Help.” It is also the name by which Pope Pius IX requested the Redemptorist Missionaries to make me known.
My story is of how Heaven hallows human happenings for purposes Divine. It is a history of a straight line drawn through human history.

It is the story of an unknown artist, a repentant thief, a curious little girl, an abandoned church, and old religious and a Pope.

And above all, it is the story of my presence in the apostolic life of the Missionaries of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Continue reading

Saints John and Paul

Saints John and Paul

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These two Saints were brothers and were officers of the Roman army in the days of Constantine the Great. They served in the house of Constance, daughter of Constantine, who was consecrated to God; their virtues and services to her father rendered them very dear to her. They would soon glorify God by a great moral victory; after despising the honors of the world, they triumphed by their martyrdom over its threats and torments.
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