St. John Chrysostom called Our Lady “Help of Christians” in the year 345, as did St. John Bosco 1500 years later. Some years ago, as I boarded a flight from Birmingham to Chicago, I sat down next to a young woman who was obviously scared of flying. Noticing my Roman Collar, hope registered on her face. I asked, “You’re not scared of flying, are you?” “Yes,” she squeaked. Not able to resist my teasing tendencies, I asked again, “Think we’re gonna crash and die??” “Yes!!”, she cried with fear. So reaching into my pocket I pulled out a navy blue cord rosary; instantly she snatched it from my hand and put it over her shoulders like a necklace and . . . .calmed down in a most amazing way! I found out in conversation that she wasn’t even Catholic. “Nope, just Christian”, she said. And that’s what the title means: “Help of Christians.”
Help of Christians, pray for the Church and the nation.
On Sundays we pray the Glorious Mysteries.
PRAY YOUR DAILY ROSARY WITH US!