Day 41: Help of Christians, Pray for Us!

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.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.