Friday, September 25, 2009

Virgen de los Desamparados

One of my favorite titles of Our Lady...
Our Lady of the Lunatics, Insane and Forsaken. Read about her here.
September 24 is the feast of Our Lady of Ransom - I did not forget. The feast usually occurs between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - during the Jewish days of Awe.
"During the Days of Awe, a Jew tries to amend his or her behavior and seek forgiveness for wrongs done against God (bein adam leMakom) and against other human beings (bein adam lechavero). The evening and day of Yom Kippur are set aside for public and private petitions and confessions of guilt (Vidui). At the end of Yom Kippur, one considers one's self absolved by God." - Source
Please pray for this desamparado's conversion.
“If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
May my right arm wither away!
May my tongue stick to the roof
of my mouth if I fail to remember
you....” (Psalms 137:5)


  1. Our Lady of Ransom...our Lady of Pity (English),.,our Lady of Walsingham (the destroyed shrine thanks to Henry VIII, who visited there but decided to plunder and destroy it anyway later on.)
    And now our Lady of the Insane and this brings healing balm to my soul. Thank you, Terry, for reminding me of how much our Lady loves us!

  2. Anonymous3:23 PM

    I could end up envying the forsaken when they are taken in by Our Lady. Lucky ducks.
    (I know that seems weird, but to have HER as your patroness, what else matters in life if she gazes at you....think Juan Diego)

  3. In Barcelona, on September 24, we honor la Madre de Dios de la Merced ( The Mother of God of Mercy or Our Lady of Mercy).
    I love Mary under any title and I especially love the way she lovingly point us to Christ.

    Pax Christi,


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