10/8 Our Lady of Good Remedy (Hist))

800 years ago Christians were being captured by the Moslems and sold into slavery by the thousands, and nobody knew what to do about it. In the year 1198 St. John of Matha founded the Trinitarian Order to go to the slave markets to buy the Christian slaves in order to set them free. To carry out his plan, the Trinitarians needed a large sum of money. So, they placed their efforts under the Patronage of Mary. They were so successful that, over the centuries, the Trinitarians were able to free thousands upon thousands of people who were able to return safely home. In gratitude for Her Miraculous Assistance, St. John of Matha honored Mary with the title “Our Lady of Good Remedy.”


Book of Heaven

Volume 14; February 26, 1922
How Jesus covered us with beauty in Redemption.
I was thinking about the great good that Blessed Jesus has done to us by Redeeming us; and He, all Goodness, told me:  “My daughter, I created the creature Beautiful, Noble, with Eternal and Divine Origin, full of Happiness and worthy of Me.  Sin ruined him from top to bottom, it disennobled him, it deformed him, and rendered him the most unhappy creature, unable to grow, because sin stopped his growth and covered him with wounds, such as to be repugnant to the mere sight.

“Now, My Redemption ransomed the creature from sin, and My Humanity acted just like a tender mother with her newborn:  since he can take no other food, in order to give life to her baby, she opens her breast and attaches her baby to it; and from her own blood, conve rted into milk, she administers to him the nourishment to give him life.  More than mother, My Humanity let many holes be opened in Itself by blows of lash, almost like many breasts, that sent out rivers of blood, so that My children, by attaching themselves to them, might suckle the nourishment to receive life and develop their growth.  And with My Wounds I covered their deformities, rendering them More Beautiful than before; and if in creating them I made them like clearest and noble heavens, in Redemption I adorned them, studding them with the Most Refulgent Stars of My Wounds so as to cover their ugliness and render them more Beautiful.  To their wounds and deformities I attached the Diamonds, the Pearls, the Gems of My Pains in order to hide all their evils and clothe them with such Magnificence as to surpass the state of their origin…”