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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Our Lady Mother of Good Counsel 26th April

Though it won't be celebrated this year, this being Easter Week, today the 26th April is usually the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel.
The picture shows the original miraculous image of Our Lady of Good Counsel, with baby Jesus holding on tightly round her neck and also onto the neck of her dress. The many beautiful copies usually share these features
A powerful intercessor and guide, Our Lady Mother of Good Counsel has been a particular patron of many Popes.
Pope John Paul II once advised his listeners to pray to the Mother of Good Counsel to be able to interpret the signs which the Holy Spirit places in our life.
She has indeed been a Mother of Good Counsel to the Good Counsel Network.
In 1968 Our Lady's feast day, the 26th of April was the last day in England and Wales before legal abortion came into force on 27th April.

Prayer to Our Lady, Mother of Good Counsel

O, Holy Virgin, to whose feet we are led by our anxious uncertainty in our search for and attainment of what is true and good, invoking thee by the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel we beseech thee to come to our assistance, when along the road of this life, the darkness of error and of evil conspires towards our ruin by leading our minds and our hearts astray.
Do Thou, O Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, Enlighten the doubtful and the erring, that they be not seduced by the false appearances of good, render them steadfast in the face of the hostile and corrupting influences of passion and of sin.
O Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us from Thy Divine Son a great love of Virtue and, in the hour of uncertainty and trial, the strength to embrace the way that leads to our salvation. If Thy hand sustains us, we shall walk unmolested long the path indicated to us by the life and words of Jesus our Redeemer; and having followed freely and securely, even in the midst of this world's strife, the sun of truth and justice under Thy Maternal Star, we shall come to the enjoyment of full and eternal peace with Thee in the Haven of Salvation, Amen.

Clare McCullough

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