150 Years: A Mission of the Redemptorists
Each week, throughout the world, the faithful gather to give thanks and offer prayers of petition to Mary, the Mother of Jesus who intercedes on our behalf and who welcomes us as a child of God.
150th Anniversary Promotional Video
Story of the Icon
Calendar of Anniversary Events at St. Patrick’s Shrine Church
Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R. on the History of the Shrine
RedemptoristsTV Channel on Youtube!
Catholic Register Article about the Novena Triduum – June 2015
This miraculous icon has become one of the most favoured representations of the Virgin Mary. Perhaps it is because of the simple beauty of it’s representation. Perhaps it is the loving gaze of Mary to us, as she holds the Christ child with such tenderness and compassion as He gazes upon the implements of the Passion which He will one day endure. It is with this same tenderness and compassion that draws us to her, who is with us in our day to day life, who is a model of discipleship for us in following her Son, and who accompanies us on our journey as a loving Mother.
At St. Patrick’s Church, the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, approximately 2000 pilgrims and devotees across the Greater Toronto Area gather for 6 Masses with Novena Devotions, the celebration of Sacrament of Reconciliation, and for quiet prayer and devotion.
For the past 150 years, the Redemptorists have been entrusted with the care and propagation of devotion to Mary under this special title.
“This Jubilee Year is a special moment of grace for us and for all God’s people.”
Fr. Michael Brehl C.Ss.R.,
Redemptorist Superior General