Dear Mary's Child,
Are you in need of healing? Saint Pope John Paul II declared today, the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes, as the universal day of prayer for healing. The sacrament of anointing of the sick is offered today in parishes and shrines of Mary throughout the world.
You may ask to be blessed with holy water, following the tradition of Lourdes. Mary’s comforting assistance is available to you, as it has been for people throughout the centuries. St. Alphonsus said of Mary: “Our Lord has given us Mary as a public infirmary, in which all who are sick, poor, and destitute, can be received.”
I know devotees of Mary experience healing under the title of Perpetual Help. I have heard and experienced her miraculous power. She is the Health of the sick, Comforter of the afflicted and the Help of Christians. How often do you gather at her shrines, pray novenas, or simply recite the Hail Mary asking for her assistance?
She is listening. Join me today in seeking the healing power of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. May Our Blessed Mother always be a source of healing and peace for all of us who call upon her in faith.
Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us who have recourse to you!
In Jesus, through Mary,
Brother Daniel Korn, C.Ss.R.
Redemptorist Missionary of the Denver Province
P.S. If you are not able to visit a parish or shrine today, I invite you to request inclusion in the Healing Prayers of me and my fellow Redemptorists as we pray our devotions in honor of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.