Our Lady of Good Counsel

The feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel, one of the patrons of this site, was actually this past Friday, but I decided to post today because last week, the feasts of saints were overridden by the Easter Octave. In April of 1467, a venerated icon of Our Lady of Good Counsel was observed hanging suspended in the air without the slightest support. Pope Paul was enlisted to investigate the incident and the cult of Our Lady increased. Today, many churches and institutions dedicated to Our Lady of Good Counsel exist. (“Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel” http://www.catholic.org). For more information on Our Lady of Good Counsel, visit the “Patron Saints” page! Here is a prayer to Our Lady of Good Counsel from Our Catholic Prayers:

Most Glorious Virgin, chosen by the Eternal Counsel to be the Mother of the Eternal Word made flesh, thou who art the treasurer of Divine graces, and the advocate of sinners, I, thy most unworthy servant, have recourse to thee; be thou pleased to be my guide and counselor in this vale of tears. Obtain for me through the Most Precious Blood of thy Divine Son, the forgiveness of my sins, the salvation of my soul, and the means necessary to obtain it. In like manner, obtain for Holy Mother Church victory over Her enemies and the spread of the kingdom of Jesus Christ upon the whole earth. Amen.

Our Lady of Good Counsel, ora pro nobis!

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