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150th Jubilee of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Mother of Perpetual Help

On the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, June 27, 2015, Redemptorist Missionaries will open a year-long celebration to commemorate the restoration of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for public veneration.

The theme of this Jubilee, “Icon of Love” testifies to the attraction and the power of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for the people of our day.

April 26, 2016 will mark the 150th Anniversary of the restoration to public devotion of the original Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Church of St. Alphonsus in Rome.

This Jubilee Year is a special moment of grace for us and for all God’s people. As Pope Francis writes in the apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Mary is the Mother of Evangelization (284), entrusted with a “special saving mission” (285) as “the missionary who draws near to us and accompanies us” (286). She is our Perpetual Help.

Together, let us prepare for this Jubilee Year with hope and enthusiasm. We will celebrate it with joy and apostolic zeal. Then, with new energy, we will continue to make her known with love and missionary dynamism.

May St. Alphonsus, together with all our Redemptorist saints and beati, inspire us in the mission of evangelization so that together with Mary, we may preach the Gospel ever anew.

May St. Alphonsus, together with all our Redemptorist saints and beati, inspire us in the mission of evangelization so that together with Mary, we may preach the Gospel ever anew.

Your brother in the Redeemer,

Michael Brehl, C.SsR

Superior General

For the full text of the letter of Fr. Michael Brehl, CSsR, click HERE.

Click HERE to visit the official Official website for the 150th Jubilee of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual help.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a reflection by Fr Denis McBride CSsR