ur Mother of Perpetual Help is the title of the Blessed Virgin Mary as represented in a celebrated 15th-century Byzantine icon also associated with the same Marian apparition. The icon originated from the Keras Kardiotissas Monastery and has been in Rome since 1499. Today it is permanently enshrined in the Church of Saint Alphonsus, where the official Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help is prayed weekly.
The Redemptorist Congregation of priest and brothers are currently entrusted by the Holy See to protect and propagate the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at the Redemptorist church of Sant’Alfonso in Rome.
Please click the links on the right to have your your prayers or candle intentions added to our monthly list of prayers that are placed on the altar of the church of Sant’Alfonso before the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
IN AN ICON WE ARE PRESENTED WITH MORE THAN AN AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE. A SACRED ICON EMANATES THE INVISIBLE PRESENCE OF GOD.
When we pray and light candles before the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help—as we surrender our self-preoccupation and become truly still—love for Christ and his Mother will awaken in us. The countenance of the icon will shine forth and radiate to our heart. This is more than mere symbolism or reflection.