Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Lady of Divine Providence


The image of Our Lady of Divine Providence was first created by Italian artist Scipione Pulzone in 1580.  This image has The Blessed Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus cradled in her arms.

She is the patroness of the Barnabite order as well as Puerto Rico.  Since 1896, the Barnabite order has adopted this image as part of religious decor in their properties.


On November 19 Columbus discovered Puerto Rico.   Pope Paul VI in 1969 decreed that this day would be the day for the feast day of Our Lady of Divine Providence.  It was originally celebrated on January 2.

Puerto Ricans on the island and in the American States celebrate this day with a festive Mass, processions, and with other cultural aspects that represent the Puerto Rican culture.

The image of Our Lady of Divine Providence is a beautiful one indeed.  Our Lady is holding in her arms the Lord of Lords, the God of gods.  A human woman who represents us before Christ.  She is our intercessor before Jesus the Lord.

May Our Lady of Divine Providence pray for all of us, for all Puerto Ricans - those who are faithful and those who have fallen away from the faith, and for Puerto Rico, the "Isla del Encanto."





Prayer to Our Lady of Providence

Let us ask Our Lady of Providence, Mary most holy, who is the refuge of sinners, the consolation of the afflicted, and athe help of Christians, to assist us in all our necessities.
Litany of Our Lady of Providence
God the Creator of heaven and earth, have mercy on us.
God the son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Most Holy Trinity, Divine Providence, have mercy on us.
Our Lady of Providence, mother of grace and mercy, pray for us.
Our Lady of Providence, help of the sick, pray for us.
Our Lady of Providence, hope of the oppressed, pray for us.
Our Lady of Providence, star of the sea, pray for us.
Our Lady of Providence, tower of David, pray for us.
Our Lady of Providence, queen of the home, pray for us.
Our Lady of Providence, model of disciples, pray for us.
Our Lady of Providence, mother of the Church, pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, Our lady of Providence, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
O God, whose ever-watchful Providence rules all things, we humbly implore you through the prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of your son, to remove from us whatever is harmful and to bestow on us only that which will be helpful. We ask this through Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Adapted for a novena prior to the Feast of Our Lady of Providence (Saturday preceding the third Sunday in November). Ecclesiastical approval 1983.






Prayer to Our Lady of Providence, Queen of the Home
Our Lady of Providence, I place in your hands our beloved home. As you were queen of the Holy Family at Nazareth, be queen of our home. Keep our home ties unbroken--today, tomorrow, and forever, Amen.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence
Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana 47876


 

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