Prayer to Mary Help of Christians (Patroness of Australia)

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Prayer to Our Lady Help of Christians
O Mary, powerful Virgin, you are the mighty and glorious protector of Holy Church; you are the marvellous Help of Christians; you are as terrible as an army set in battle array; you alone have destroyed every heresy in the whole world. In the midst of our anxiety, our problems and our distress defend us from the power of the enemy and at the hour of our death receive our souls in paradise. Amen. 
                                                 (St. John Bosco)

It is the office of a mother to give help to her children in all their needs. This title expresses in practice Our Lady’s position as our mother. She has all the help we need and she wants to give it to us, if only we will ask for it.

Call on Mary in all your difficulties with the little prayer, Mary Help of Christians, Pray for us, and you will never call in vain.

“Spread devotion to Mary, Help of Christians, and you will see what miracles are”.
                                                  (St. John Bosco)

The Holy Infant Jesus of Prague

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Recovery of Debt
A young widow lent her friend about $3,000 to put down a  deposit on a house. She promised to pay it back by a certain date. It was most important that she do so because the widowed lady needed it back to pay off some off her husband’s funeral expenses. Unfortunately the due date passed and the money was not payed back The lady who had borrowed the money went out of her way to avoid meeting up with the widow.

The widow went to Singapore to visit some relatives and wrote back to Australia to her friend pleading with her to pay back the money.  The letter was totally ignored. The situation dragged on. Another friend of the widow said that she would  say an Infant of Prague eight hour novena to help the lady find a solution to the problem.

The next time that this friend went to see the widow before she could say that she had completed the novena, the widow said to her “I know that you have made the novena,  about half of the debt has been paid back and the lady has promised to pay back the rest of the money  in instalments as soon as she can…..”

St Anthony the Wonder Worker (The finder of lost and stolen objects)

Do you frequently lose things????  Can’t find the keys to the car? Where are my reading glasses? It goes on and on doesn’t it?  What to do?????

Invoke St Anthony!!!!

 Read the following:

The lost watch

Some years ago I lost my watch.  I was too tired and too busy to care for a week to bother St. Anthony about this matter.  Finally I said a prayer late in the night. The next morning we drove to the parish of St. Anthony of Padua, which was some miles from our home and attended mass there.  After mass I stayed behind a little and my husband went back to the car park to wait for me. It has been raining for a week and the grass nearby was long and wet.  The ground was muddy.  My husband saw something shine in the grass and out of curiosity bent down and scooped up a handfull of mud and guess what?  My watch was there in the handful of mud.  Explanation?- we had attended a mass at that church the previous week.

Do you wish to learn more about St Anthony’s  favours, customs in his honour, his life and special prayers to say to him? Then visit the following link: 

http://missionbell.homestead.com/StAnthonyTopicMenu.html