Monday, June 25, 2007

Entering the Triduum of the Feast of Mother of Perpetual Help

Once again we have come to the 25th of the month, always special to us as we remember the Incarnation of Our Redeemer and renew our vows. Today, continuing our Novena, we begin the triduum of the Feast of Perpetual Help, patroness of our monastery. Father Dennis Billy, CSsR, will be the celebrant and homilist for the Triduum Masses. He has just returned to the U.S. from his teaching assignment at the Academy Alphonsianum in Rome.

The last line of our renewal of vows formula reads, "I trust in your mercy, Father and in the maternal help of Mary, Mother of Jesus and my mother, to remain faithful to my covenant." With these words in in so many of our prayers and rituals each day we entrust ourselves to the Mother who gives us perpetual help. If you have not already read the Novena Prayer you will scroll down to it and be drawn into our expression of gratitude and trust to the Mother of Jesus.

If possible, a hint of Father Billy's wisdom and inspiration will appear here. Do scroll down in the sidebar to the list of LINKS. There you will find a link to the site of the Baltimore Province of Redemptorists. An article about how our sisters relate to their patroness will appear there.

Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.

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