Increasing numbers of pilgrims from around of the world seek solace and the intercession of the Virgin Mary at the foot of this replica of the famous sanctuary in the south of France.
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Taylor and Katie Schmidt and their children answer needed prayers.
Our Lady of Hope always points to Christ our Hope.
The votive shrine’s beautiful statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor arrived in New Orleans on Dec. 10, 1810, after Our Lady had answered the prayer of Mother St. Michel Gensoul, an Ursuline in France, with prompt succor (‘quick help’) in her distress. The shrine was dedicated on Jan. 6, 1924.
The Pope made his appeal during Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 1 for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. He called upon Catholics to consecrate their lives to Mary and to turn more readily to the Blessed Mother for aid and intercession.
Our Lady’s shrine beckons the faithful in the beautiful north Norfolk countryside.
‘I wanted to be like him — adventurous and loving, a person who would give my time and love to the poor and lonely. I wanted to bring people closer to Christ, just as he did.’
COMMENTARY: It’s particularly fitting that the Church this October prays the Rosary for the Synod on Synodality. Mary can help the Church today, just like at her beginning, to discern the true voice of the Holy Spirit.
‘Stone Lady,’ keeping vigil, is a sign of Mary’s protection of all travelers.