Need cash for a good cause? Turn to Our Lady of Good Remedy

By April 15, 2018Articles, Prayers
Need cash for a good cause? Turn to Our Lady of Good Remedy

The devotion dates back to the 12th century, when thousands of Christians were rescued by her graces.

Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.

These words from Matthew’s Gospel give us Jesus’ teachings on what is commonly known as the corporal works of mercy. Some 1,200 years after Christ said them, these simple directives led to the founding of two religious orders, the Trinitarians and the Mercedarians. They’ve also led to a special devotion to the Blessed Mother as Our Lady of Good Remedy.

The Christian societies of southern Europe and those of the Muslims of North Africa waged war intermittently from the 8th through the 15th centuries. Muslim raids of Sicily, southern France and parts of Spain resulted in the kidnapping of Christians, who were taken into slavery or held for ransom. In this context, John of Matha appeared on the scene, determined to rescue the kidnapped and imprisoned, who numbered in the thousands.

John was born in southern France in 1169, to noble parents of high standing. He had the best education available at the time but never became self-indulged. On the contrary, John always had an affinity for the downtrodden and saw fit to give most of the monies his parents sent him to the sick and the poor. In fact, it is known that the young man visited the hospital every Friday to assist in taking care of the sick.

Finding that he was being called to the priesthood, John of Matha enrolled at the University of Paris, learned theology and was ordained a priest in 1193. As he celebrated his first Mass he saw a vision of Christ holding two chained captives by their hands. One was a Muslim and the other a Christian. The Christian held a staff emblazoned with a red and blue cross. John decided his mission in life was to rescue Christians from the Moors.

Realizing he needed time to plan, reflect and pray about his new calling, John sought out a hermit known as Felix of Valois for his guidance and mentoring. Felix, already 70 years old, joined forces with John. Together they headed to Rome to ask Pope Innocent III for permission to start a new order dedicated in honor of the Blessed Trinity. On December 17, 1198, this permission was granted and so was born the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, also known as the Trinitarians.

When Father John began his ministry of rescuing and ransoming, he had no idea that those captured and imprisoned numbered in the thousands. John needed money — lots of money — to begin “buying” enslaved Christians back from the Moors. He knew in his heart there would be only one way he might have success. He turned his need over to the Blessed Virgin.

The Virgin heard John’s call for help and answered without hesitation. In fact, over the following centuries, thousands upon thousands of Christians were saved and returned home as funding kept coming in to the Trinitarians. John of Matha, in thanksgiving and in appreciation of Our Lady’s intercession, bestowed on her the title of “Our Lady of Good Remedy.“

Devotion to Mary under this title is popular throughout Europe and Latin America. The feast is celebrated October 8. Our Lady of Good Remedy is often depicted handing a bag of money to John of Matha.

John of Matha was canonized a saint by Pope Alexander VII in 1666. His feast day is December 17. His partner, Felix of Valois, was canonized a saint by Pope Urban IV in 1262. His feast day is November 4.

We ask both St. John of Matha and St. Felix of Valois to pray for us all.

And we ask Our Lady of Good Remedy to pray for us, too.

55 Comments

  • Florence says:

    Holy Mary mother of God pray for my financial favour to put smile on someones face ijn Amen

  • Tricia Johnson says:

    Holy Mary Mother of God pray I pray for financial favour that will help me in accomplishing my plans to assist my love ones

  • Martin says:

    HOLY Mother Mary I pray for a financial miracle that will transform my family’s life forever and one that will bless many people around the world. Amen

  • Paddy Marcel says:

    Holy Mother of good remedy pray for me for financial assistance .Financial miracle that transform my life and my family member and community to the glory of God .Holy ghost Make me a good philanthropist and helper of the poor in my communities and country and the world at large,thereby returning souls back to Jesus to the glory of God the father

    • Amelia Perez says:

      Please keep my in your prayers mother of God I pray so much to my family and as for me to to help me with my needs to. I always look up to you and pray for the people out there that are in the need of food and shelter please pray for me mother. I need a miracle for the the trouble of my financial problems. Please pray for us mother of god.

  • ems says:

    Holy Mary Mother of God i pray & bless my business to grow in order to help my family, nephews and to the people around especially asking for help.Amen

  • Joy says:

    Holy mother mary i pray for our financial problem regarding our bank loans..please help us find the way on how pay our debt..in jesus name..amen

  • Holy Mother of Good Remedy pray for me at this time of my needs for financial breakthrough and divin miracle transform my life and that of my family, enriched me and grant me my heart desire so that I will be of help to the society and the world at large. Remember my convernant with you, that at the end retuning all Souls and Glory to thy Almighty God the Father of the whole Universe…Amen!!!

  • Ron says:

    Oh infant Jesus and holy mother
    Bless me and my family with good health and financial needs so I can pay my dues and help my family Amen

  • Pamela Fernandez says:

    Blessings healing graces upon my family I pray my ticket wins tonight I really need this to build a house for my family and help.all who comes to me in need of help also.Please Blessed Mother hear and answer my prayers in my desperate needs.GOLD AND Silver the burden of this Fallen world are not to be sought but with empty purse we are so at the mercy of the godless.AMEN! !!!!!💖💖💖💙💙😇🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺

  • Jo says:

    Holy Mother please help me to resolve my financial difficulty to provide for my family. Thank you Mother for always hearing our prayer and providing a loving hand for your children. Amen

  • Lynda says:

    Holy Mary Mother please assist my family with the financial aid to enable us pay for our house rents and so many debts we are owing. Amen

  • David says:

    Dear Brothers & Sisters,

    My name is David from Malaysia, the reason I am writing is needed prayers and help very-very badly where I facing financial problem & difficulties.

    I need urgently cash for my own expenses, pay-off loans and debts. Please in God name, help me with prayers.

    Everyday of my life feel down, sad, scared, tired & worries. I pray that God in His love will free me from all this bad experience of my life.

    Please, I beg you to storm heaven on behalf of me.

    Thank you

    Your brother in Christ,

    David

  • Norma deshotels says:

    Our Lady Of Good Remedy please bless me abundantly financially. AMEN

  • Maria Teresa Lopez says:

    I am praying dear BVM for financial problem, to be able to sell the house & pay off debts to help & provide for my children who’s also struggling financially. Please give us strength & hope to get out off this overly stressful hardships that we are now facing. It is only you that could help us through your intervention dear Mother. Thank you for all the blessings & graces that you granted us. Amen.

  • dona says:

    holy mother of god .thankyou for all the blessings taht i have…i always pray for may financial to support the happiness and hardworking of may family give me a chance to become happy mother god..all the prayers taht i have i will praiseyou mother mary…ILOVEYOUSOSOSOMUCH…

  • Aida Carreon says:

    Our lady of good remedy please help us in financial difficulties please hear my prayers

  • Pjmoore says:

    Holy Mother of God thank you for all the blessings, please help me with financial difficulties to pay debts , money to remodel my house. Thank you in advance Amen

  • Pjmoore says:

    Praying for 1127 exact

  • Jeffrey says:

    Our lady help me with a big financial blessing that i need urgently.

  • Vicente says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy, please help me in my financial difficulty. I am retiring soon without any assurance of financial support. Please help me succede in my current endeavour. Brothers and sisters in Christ please pray for me.

  • Jackie says:

    Our lady lady of Good remedy me and my family need you.. Please help us in our financial problem.. Thank you 🙏

  • Liezle Idul says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy Pls help me in my financial difficulties pls hear my prayer…

  • Linda says:

    Our Lady of good remedy please help me financially during my fight with cancer. I am always wondering if I can pay my medical and daily bills and the stress is no good for me .I want to give to my children . I want to at least get one family vacation in before I can’t anymore please help me

  • dona says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy please hear my prayers …please helping me for my financial problems para makatulong po ako sa pmilya ko God …gusto kolang namn po maging masaya po sila God …please help me God lahat po gagawin ko poh ..mabigay nyo lang po God ..anytime po maghihintay po ako GOD.THANKYOU PO SA LAHAT LAHAT NG BLESSINGS GOD..ILOVEYOUSOSOSOMICH…IMISS MY FAMILY GOD😥😥😥😥😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Rosie says:

    Our Lady of Remedy please hear my prayers with the financial break through so I can fix my home

  • Annette Kupui says:

    Our Lady of good remedy please pray for my financial problems in this time of difficulties and sustain my needs. I love you mama Mary.

  • CHERYL BUSBUS says:

    MAMA MARY PLEASE HELP US IN OUR PRESENT FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. HAIL MOTHER OF GOD PRAY FOR US. AMEN

  • EMMANUEL says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy, Bless my work and make for me financial break through. AMEN

  • Jude says:

    Im desperately in need of financial help
    O Mother and plead for your intercession to solve my problems.
    Please Mother do not forsake me but in your mercy hear and answer me.
    I promise to be always faithful to you Dearest Mother and to observe the commandments and to live a life of prayer and goodness.
    Amen

  • Yvette Iron says:

    I pray for financial blessings to help me help others, In God’s name, Amen.

  • Paula siskSiska says:

    Praying for financial aid to help me get back on my feet .oh mother Mary pray for me

  • Richall Innes says:

    I pray for Gods help for a financial breakthrough and for urgent employment.Amen!

  • CRISTINA says:

    I pray for financial blessings to help me help others, In God’s name, Amen.

  • Andrew Saenyi says:

    Oh holy mother, I pray for your assistance in this financial crisis that am in…may it please your soul that you find favour with my plea…this burden is so immense..in Jesus name I pray

  • Loyd says:

    Lord I pray that you give me financial freedom so that I can endure the needs of myself and the people surrounding me in this world

  • Juanita Candelaria says:

    Please pray for me I need a financial need and I know if it’s meant to be my blessed Mother will help me.

  • Raymond Mutebi says:

    Holy Mary mother of God, please intercede for me, a sinful servant of the Lord, that I may be blessed with a job, its the only viable way I wil alleviate myself and family, plus doing Acts of Charity. I know am not worthy of the Lords help and grace, but even the dogs eat the crambs that fall off their masters table.Amen

  • MaryLou says:

    Holy Mary Mother Of God Please Pray That I am able to sell my house for what I’m asking for and that I’m able to afford having someone clean Iran’s my yard I asked this in your name Amen 🙏

  • Jemitotl says:

    Mother, I have problems now and I believe You know and only with Your love I can achieve all I want now. Please forgive me and help me with my dreams and my love one. I ask for job and love life here. Everything in my heart I submitted into Your hands. Amen 👑🙏

  • Jemitotl says:

    Mother Mary I need You. Help me out pls 👑🙏💯

  • Jay G. says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy please pray for my financial needs! I promise to make good use of all the blessing you bestowed on us.

  • Leonida says:

    Mother.Mary please help us in my financial needs ….thank you …amen

  • Dominica Barker says:

    Dear Blessed Mother Mary, i seek your humble assistance in granting me a financial assistance so i could better provide for my family; to again be able to give to the churches and charities in my hometown (which i am unable to do due to my current financial constraint); to donate to The Liturgy of St Jude (USA); and to settle my debts. The current situation that I am in is causing me much distress. Please have mercy on me, dear Blessed Mother Mary. In you I place my trust. Amen. Thank you.

  • Donna says:

    Holy Mother please give not a financial Blessing to help my loved ines. Amen

  • Suzanne says:

    Holy Mary Mother of God help us to pay our debts with new earned money. Thank you for everything you have done for me

  • Bibi PM says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy please help me and my family on our financial needs to pay the tuition of my children, to pay the house, to pay all my depths.AMEN

  • Jean says:

    Our Lady of Good Remedy please help me for my financial needs. This is not for myself but it is for my friend who live and work abroad who need your help to sustain his lost. He was a victim and misused his trust from his business partner. Now, he suffered a lot. He is working without salary because it is put on hold by his employer if the loss of money didn’t return it back. He barely borrowed money to her sister for his daily allowances and expenses. I am pleading your help my dear lady of good remedy. His birthday is fast approaching. I want it to give him as a birthday gift to solve his problem. Thank you..

  • Marissa Borromeo says:

    Our lady of remedy please help me for my financial problem an please help John Crit hell for his illness Thank you

  • Ugochukwu Ameh says:

    May all your prayers be answered in Jesus’ name, Amen.

  • Marvin says:

    Our Lady of remedy please help me for my financial problem amen.

  • Jesusa Alianza says:

    Holy Mary Mother of God,i pray for financial favour that will help me and my family.please here and answer me.

  • Rachel says:

    Mother Mary please help me with financial breakthrough in Jesus name i prayed amen.

  • Dee says:

    Our mother of good remedy, I need financial assistance to help me complete my school application or a job. Hear and answer me amen

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