Feast Day of Our Lady of Good Remedy
800 years ago Christians were being captured by the Moslems and sold into slavery by the thousands, and nobody knew what to do about it. In the year 1198 St. John of Matha founded the Trinitarian order to go to the slave markets to buy the Christian slaves in order to set them free.
To carry out his plan, the Trinitarians need a large sum of money. So, they placed their efforts under the patronage of Mary. They were so successful that, over the centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands upon thousands of people who were able to return safely home.
In gratitude for her miraculous assistance, St. John of Matha honored Mary with the title “Our Lady of Good Remedy.” Devotion to Mary under this ancient title is widely known in Europe and Latin America, and the Church celebrates her Feast on October 8.
When in need——-for whatever reason, but especially when having difficulty obtaining help——-invoke the aid of Our Lady of Good Remedy, and you will surely be helped by the power of her intercession.
Our Lady of Good Remedy, pray for us.