Monday, May 4, 2009

*Our Lady of Good Remedy..........May 4

Our Lady of Good Remedy

"800 years ago thousands of Christians were captured and sold into slavery by Muslim hordes. No one knew how to stop them or how to save the Christians.
In 1198 St. John of Matha founded the Trinitarians to go to the slave markets, buy the Christian slaves and set them free. To carry out this plan, the Trinitarians needed large amounts of money. So, they placed their fund-raising efforts under the patronage of Mary.
They were so successful at that, over the centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands and thousands of people and to return them safely home. In gratitude for her miraculous assistance,
St. John of Matha honored Mary with the title of "Our Lady of Good Remedy." Devotion to Mary under this ancient title is widely known in Europe and Latin America, and the Church celebrates her feast day on October 8th.
Our Lady of Good Remedy is often depicted as the Virgin Mary handing a bag of money to St. John of Matha. When in need - for whatever reason, but especially where you have had difficulty obtaining help - invoke the aid of Our Lady of Good Remedy, and you will surely experience the power of her intercession."
(Words taken from the back of the holy card)

"She will be our help in these times when we are again threatened by radical Islamic terrorists intent on slaughtering Christians.
She will be our help as we face an economic disaster."


scmom (Barbara) said...

Thanks -- I'm going to borrow this one for my Marian post today!

Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Thank You Micki, What a beautiful holy card.

Anonymous said...

We have a large reproduction of this picture of Our Lady of Good Remedy in our living room. It is our standard image of Our Blessed Mother, in daily life. This is a powerful devotion!

Micki said...

Barbara - I'm always happy to share any of my cards with your viewers. Thanks for the honor.

Ed - Your welcome. She is special!

Anonymous - Thanks for sharing your love and devotion to Our Lady of Good Remedy. I just recently learned of Mary with this title. Just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I love this image. This is a powerful prayer. And she doesn't waste any time either!

Micki said...

Anonymous - Thank you for your comment. Sounds like you have had some prayers answered through her intercession. Wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you our lady of Good Remedy...for keeping my hope alive