The devotion to the picture of Our Lady of perpetual Succour is of very ancient origin.
It was first venerated in the island of Crete near Greece from whence it was carried to italy and placed in the Church of St.
The official population estimates are 464,990 (2012) for the Locality of Edinburgh (Edinburgh pre 1975 regionalisation plus Currie and Balerno), The city is the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
It is home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery.
Amen May the Lord Jesus Christ be amongst you, to defend you * Within you, to preserve you * Before you , to guide you * After you, to guard you * Above you to bless you * who with the Father and the holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen Let us Pray : O God in this wonderful Sacrament you have left us the memorial of your passion grant that we may so reverence the sacred Mysteries of your body and Blood, that the taste of the fruit of your redemption may ever be within us, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
By your kindly presence direct our minds, With your guiding love watch over our paths, With your powerful help deliver us from every tribulation From all danger and sin That we may on earth always live With you and in you And in your eternal dwelling Enjoy your presence for ever Amen.
Grant , we beseech Thee, O Lord God that these Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body; and by the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal gladness Through Christ our Lord.
Around the crowned head of the Madonna are the words "Mother of God". At the sight of the Cross the Child Jesus is stuck by fear his feet strike each other and knock off a struck by fear his feet strike each other and knock off a sandal from this foot and he clings to this mother for support.
On both sides are the two archangels Michael and Gabriel with their respective names inscribe above their head and holding the instruments of the Passion: St. The features of the Madonna are gave conveying a message of hope and an assurance of help to all those who in identical circumstances will appeal to her for help.
These is also a plea in her eyes: do not hurt my Son more by sin and I will help you by his goodness.
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Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses , as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.