Sunday, June 15, 2008

Annual Novena Begins

About 125 years ago the Pope entrusted to the Redemptorist Congregation an ancient icon of the Blessed Mother. They were also entrusted the work of promoting her veneration under the title of Mother of Perpetual Help, the image of Mary and the infant Jesus depicted in the icon. The Redemptorist Mission Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Boston, Massachusetts http://www.themissionchurch.com/omph.htm
has a wonderful website where the history of the icon and current devotions can be found.


Our Mother of Perpetual Help is the patron of our monastery. A large image of the icon hangs in our chapel, a great aid to prayer for a community of contemplative nuns and for many who come here to venerate our Blessed Mother.

The Novena, nine days of special prayers to Mary under this title, will begin on Thursday the 19th of June. All of our friends and neighbors are invited to join us for mass each day.

Redemptoristine Nuns Monastery
Chapel - Route 9W, Esopus

Masses for the first 6 days
Thursday & Friday, June 19 & 20 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 21- 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, June 22 - 11:00 a.m.
Monday & Tuesday, June 23 & 24 - 5:00 p.m.

Evening Triduum of Masses: Wednesday - Friday, June 25, 26, 27 - 7:30 p.m.

1 comment:

Sister Julie said...

My prayers are with you as you continue the novena. Sister Julie