From My Commonplace: Our Lady of Prompt Succor

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor! Devotion to this Marian title was first begun by Mother Saint Michel, an Ursuline nun who fled France for New Orleans during the French Revolution. Consequently, Our Lady of Prompt Succor is the Patroness of Louisiana and the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Today I’m feeling particularly thankful for the Blessed Mother’s constant intercession, and thought I would share this lovely quote from JPII.

The maternal “reign” of Mary consists in this. She who was, in all her being, a gift for her Son, has also become a gift for the sons and daughters of the whole human race, awakening profound trust in those who seek her guidance along the difficult paths of life on the way to their definitive and transcendent destiny. Each one reaches this final goal by fidelity to his or her own vocation; this goal provides meaning and direction for the earthly labors of men and women alike.

from Pope John Paul II’s Letter to Women

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