Feastday June 27
Hymn to Our Lady
Remember Holy Mary, twas never heard or known,
And so to thee my Mother with filial faith I call,
See at thy feet a sinner, groaning and weeping sore.
All His love remember, and oh, remember too,
The Mother of Perpetual Help Image
The Story Within the Icon
The Greek letters (MP QY) near Mary's crown are a shortened form of the Greek words for Mother of God.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
you have been blessed and favored by God.
You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer
but the Mother of the redeemed as well.
We come to you today as your loving children.
Watch over us and take care of us.
As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms,
so take us in your arms.
Be a mother ready at every moment to help us.
For God who is mighty has done great things for you,
and His mercy is from age to age on those who love Him.
Our greatest fear is that in time of temptation,
we may fail to call out to you, and become lost children.
Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins,
Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!
Mother dear, O pray for me!
My Two Mothers © by Mary T. Meier
A personal account of the intervention of
Soon she was expecting again.
Each year, on my birthday, I take out the tiny tin icon, and run my fingers over it.
You see, I was born on June 27th, the feastday of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
The Prayer to Our Lady
O Mother of Perpetual Help, grant that I may always
Music, Mother Dear O Pray for Me, David Phillips arrangement