Our Lady of Prompt Succor(Jan.8)

Aug 21, 2012 by

January 8

Saint Mary

Our Lady of Prompt Succor


Patron Saint of Louisiana, New Orleans, 


FEAST DATES:

January 8

PATRONAGE:

Castellammare del Golfo, Italy
Kercem, Malta
Louisiana
Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana
City of New Orleans, Louisiana
It is still customary for the devout of New Orleans to pray before the statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor whenever a hurricane threatens New Orleans.

Extract from Our Lady of Prompt Succor: “Many miracles have been attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Two historical events are especially associated with the Virgin. The first occurred during the eruption of a great fire in New Orleans devastating the Vieux Carré. The Ursuline convent was facing imminent destruction as the winds blew the terrible fire toward Jackson Square. An order was given to evacuate the convent, however at that moment, a nun named Sr. Anthony placed a small statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor on a window seat and Mother St. Michel began to pray aloud, “Our Lady of Prompt Succor, we are lost unless you hasten to our aid!” Immediately, the wind shifted direction, blowing the flames away from the convent allowing for the fire to be extinguished. The Ursuline convent was one of the few buildings spared from destruction. Upon seeing the inexplicable occurrence, witnesses unanimously cried out, “Our Lady of Prompt Succor has saved us!” See also: Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Multilingual),  Our Lady of Prompt Succor (EN), Our Lady of Prompt Succor,(EN) Our Lady of Prompt Succor for Hurricane Protection, Our Lady of Prompt Succor: Patroness of New Orleans, Our Lady of Prompt Succor January 8 Patroness of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans (EN) , NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL PRONTO SOCORRO, LOUSIANA, ESTADOS UNIDOS ( 8 DE ENERO) (SP),  See PICTURE of Our Lay of Prompt Succor.  Our Lay of Prompt Succor NOVENA. Prière à Notre-Dame de Bon-Secour.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Tornadoes in Louisiana, U.S.A.  (April 26 – 28, 2011) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 9 – May, 22, 2011.

For more information about St. Mary, Mother of Jesus, see Mother of Mercy.

 

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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