Devotion to our Lady of Good Remedy developed out of a dire situation.
For 800 years, European Catholics were invaded and captured by Muslims. Sometimes, the Muslims would ask for exorbitant amounts of money to free the slaves and return them safely home.
And so, good Catholics created religious orders, such as the Trinitarian order, founded by St John Matha in 1198, to help free these slaves by raising monetary funds.
These Orders turned to our Lady for help and she did not disappoint. Because of her intercession, the religious orders were able to free thousands! Thus, she began to be known under the name “Our Lady of Good Remedy.”
Our Lady helped the religious orders to raise the funds to free the Catholic slaves in Europe. We also have recourse to her when we are in dire and desperate financial need.
How to Pray the Novena to Our Lady of Good Remedy
Pray the following prayer once daily for 9 days.
Our Lady of Good Remedy Novena
O Queen of Heaven and Earth, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee.
Thou art the beloved Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word, the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most Holy Trinity.
O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon thee, extend thy maternal protection to us. We depend on thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy children depend on a tender and caring mother.
O Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of graces in our time of need.
Touch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.
Dear Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, thy compassionate heart knows a remedy for every affliction and misery we encounter in life.
Help me with thy prayers and intercession to find a remedy for my problems and needs, especially for… (Indicate your special intentions here).
On my part, O loving Mother, I pledge myself to a more intensely Christian lifestyle, to a more careful observance of the laws of God, to be more conscientious in fulfilling the obligations of my state in life, and to strive to be a source of healing in this broken world of ours.
Dear Lady of Good Remedy, be ever present to me, and through thy intercession, may I enjoy health of body and peace of mind, and grow er in the faith and in the love of thy Son, Jesus.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of Good Remedy
R. That we may deepen our dedication to thy Son, and make the world alive with His Spirit.