27 June: Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the Fortnight For Freedom

According to the traditional, Extraordinary Form Ordo for today in the USA we can celebrated Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which has a proper Mass in the Missae pro aliquibus locis in the back of the 1962MR.

Domine Iesu Christe, qui genitricem tuam Mariam, cujus insignem veneramur imaginem, Matrem nobis dedisti perpetuo succurrere paratam: concede, quaesumus, Redemptionis tuae fructum perpetuo experiri mereamur.

Beautiful and appropriate during these days – during this Fortnight For Freedom – when we need the aid of our Blessed Mother under the title of “Perpetual Help”.

We need the help of the angels and saints and in particular the Queen of Heaven as we work to overcome by grace and by elbow-grease the anti-freedom, anti-religious, anti-conscience, anti-Catholic machinations of the Obama Administration through the HHS mandate.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, be of help to us now as we work to preserve our first liberties!

You readers can come up with your own flawless but smooth English versions.

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  1. RDMaines says:

    Ceck out this web site: http://www.omphicon.org/
    where you can view the icon live!

  2. aragonjohn7 says:

    Shalom. It is beautiful!

  3. asperges says:

    I have found about 4 different collects in various missals, but the one is the closest, but more elaborate:

    Omnipotens et misericors Deus qui dedisti nobis beatissimae Genetricis tuae imaginem de Pepetuo Succursu speciali titulo venerari: concede propitius; ita nos inter omnes vitae huius varietates continuo eiusdem immaculatae semperque Virginis Mariae protectione muniri, ut aeternae tuae redemptionis praemia conseui mereamur.

    “Almighty and merciful God who hast given us to venerate a picture of Thy Most Blessed Mother under the title of Perpetual Succour, grant graciously that amid all the variabilities of this our way of life, we may be so constantly protected by the same Immaculate and ever-Virgin Mary as to be worthy of Thine eternal redemption.”

    and the shorter one quoted above:

    “Lord Jesus Christ who hast given us to venerate the image of Thy Mother Mary as our Perpetual Succour: grant we pray thee that we may deserve to know forever the fruits of Thy Redemption.”

  4. ReginaMarie says:

    I invite readers to consider coming to the 78th Annual Pilgrimage in Honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Mount St. Macrina Monastery in Uniontown, PA on September 1-2:

  5. Gus Barbarigo says:

    With the SCOTUS ruling on health-care deform due tomorrow morning, there is no better time than now to appeal for the intercession of the Blessed Mother!

    Engel v. Vitale (which essentially ended school prayer) and Roe v. Wade have been the law of the land for 50 and 39 years, respectively. If Obamacare remains in force, don’t count on any RINO white knight, or group thereof, to save us. Let us appeal to God today for a favorable Court ruling tomorrow!

  6. In most traditional Latin-English hand missals that I’ve seen, the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (or Succor) is found only in a special section in the back on “Feasts for the United States”.

  7. Joe in Canada says:

    In Canada today was also the optional memorial of the Blessed Bishops Nykyta Budka, founder of the Ukrainian Church in Canada, and Vasyl Velychkovsky. Blessed Nykyta died in a Soviet prison in Siberia, and Blessed Vasyl died in Canada a year after being released from decades of imprisonment.

  8. PaterAugustinus says:

    To the Orthodox, the Icon is known as ?????? ?????????, or the “Formidable/Awesome Protection.” Also appropriate, I think.

    Fr. Augustine

  9. PaterAugustinus says:

    …hmm. I thought it would show the Greek. That’s “fovéra prostasía,” transliterated.

  10. Cheesesteak Expert says:

    written by St. Luke himself, is the tradition.

  11. Legisperitus says:

    Individual mandate is reportedly toast.

  12. Bryan Boyle says:

    Legisperitus: Nope. The law stands except for Medicaid tweaking.

    There’s no limit to what they can do, and recourse to the Court ended up being a fool’s quest; even Roberts sided with the loony left.

  13. Legisperitus says:

    CNN got it wrong, then.

  14. Bryan Boyle says:

    Legisperitus: that’s kind of an oxymoron. :)

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