QUEEN OF HEAVEN
AND EARTH, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee. Thou art the beloved
Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word,
the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most
O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who under the title of Our Lady of Good
Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon thee, extend thy maternal
protection to us. We depend on thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy
children depend on a tender and caring mother.
OF GOOD REMEDY,
source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of
graces in our time of need.
Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and
forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor
and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in
body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient
resignation and Christian fortitude.
OF GOOD REMEDY, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart
knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life. Help
me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and
needs, especially for... (Indicate your special intentions here).
On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian
lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more
conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state in life, and to
strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours.
Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy
intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow
stronger in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy,
R. That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make
the world alive with His Spirit.
800 years ago Christians were being
captured and sold into slavery by the thousands, and nobody knew what to
do about it. Then, in the year 1198, a man had an idea. St. John of Matha
founded the Trinitarians to go to the slave markets, buy the Christian
slaves and set them free. To carry out this plan, the Trinitarians needed
large amounts of money. So, they placed their fund-raising efforts under
the patronage of Mary. They were so successful at that, over the
centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands and thousands of
people and to return them safely home. In gratitude for her miraculous
assistance, St. John of Matha honored Mary with the title of "Our
Lady of Good Remedy." Devotion to Mary under this ancient title is
widely known in Europe and Latin America, and the Church celebrates her
feast day on October 8. Our Lady of Good Remedy is often depicted as the
Virgin Mary handing a bag of money to St. John of Matha. When in need -
for whatever reason, but especially where you have had difficulty
obtaining help - invoke the aid of Our Lady of Good Remedy, and you will
surely experience the power of her intercession.