My name is Mother of Perpetual Help
No century or country can claim me.
I belong to all ages and all peoples.
Many names have been given to me.
I have been called the "Virgin of the
Passion," the "Golden Madonna," the "Mother of the Redemptorist
Missionaries", the "Mother of Catholic homes".
The name of my own choosing is "Mother of Perpetual Help." It is also the name
by which Pope Pius IX requested the Redemptorist Missionaries to make me known.
My story is of how Heaven hallows human happenings for purposes Divine. It is a history of
a straight line drawn through human history.
It is the story of an unknown artist, a repentant thief, a curious little girl, an
abandoned church, an old religious and a Pope.
And above all, it is the story of my presence in the apostolic life of the Missionaries of
the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.