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At that time, Pius IX confided it to the Redemptorists who exposed it for public veneration in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer dedicated to St. Alphonsus. From then on, the veneration of this miraculous image has continued to grow among the faithful, and is now widely diffused throughout the whole world.

Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help:  June 27

  • At Lunch-time Mass (12.15pm) on 27 June, Church of The Risen Christ, Toa Payoh Central, Singapore;
  • Mass Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 7:10-17; Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 71;1-4a, 5a, 12; 2nd Reading: Revelation 12:1-6, 10; Gospel Acclamation: John 19:25, 27; Gospel: John 19:25-27; For Readings, click here.
  • Solemnity, Liturgical colour: White​.

​​​​​​The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, participated intimately in the economy of salvation, especially in the mystery of the Redemption realised by Christ. She cooperated with her Son in the salvation of the human race. As a result, she is, for all, Mother of Perpetual Help.

According to an old tradition, one of her images under this title was brought to Rome from the Island of Crete toward the end of the 15th century. It was placed in the Church of St. Matthew on the via Merulana during the pontificate of Alexander VI and was venerated there for about 3 centuries. When this church was destroyed during the Napoleonic invasions, the icon disappeared. Providentially, it was found again in 1866.

​​Reference: Above are taken from "Sacramentary and Lectionary Supplement, The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer", 2007.

Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help