Mother of perpetual help

Notre dame du perpétuel secours

Mother of perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
pray for us now!
Our Lady of Salvation
pray for us now!
Mother of Perpetual Help
pray for us now!

A miraculous byzantine icon
From the 14th century
Known as the “Strastnaya
(The instruments of passion)

Said to be a copy
Of an original icon
Painted by saint Luke
One of the evangelists

The book of Luke 
Being the only evangile
Covering the childhood
Of Christ with His Mother

On the left the archangel Michael
OAM
On the right the archangel Gabriel
ΟΑΓ

Many churches in the middle east
Dedicated to Her
AMOΛVNTOΣ – the Immaculate
Mother of Jesus 

The sloef of the child
Symbol of our salvation
Is not thrown to us

The perspective
Of the icon is such
We are all included

And the child
Knowing His destiny
Holding the hands
Of His divine mother

And the child
Looking at the instruments
Of affliction and suffering
Holding her hand

And the Mother
Looking at you, at me
At us all in a gesture of
Infinite love and offer

Mother of Perpetual Help

Mother of Perpetual Help

Dedicated to the christians of the east and middle-east churches persecuted and suffering because of their faith

O Mary
Lady of Perpetual Succour

pray for us, for them
Lady of Salvation
pray for us, for them
Mother of Perpetual Help
pray for us, for them