Jeudi le 17 avril 2014
Novena to Our Lady of Good Counsel - April 17 to 25

The original 11 guidelines (french), were transmitted in France by the Reverend Father Dom Marcellin Theeuwes, to the representatives of the initial CLC (Carthusian Lay Contemplatives), April 26, 2003, founding the IFSB; this was on the feast day of Our Lady of Good Counsel, in the universal church calendar.

Please join (and invite everyone) in praying Our Lady of Good Counsel for the realization of Godís plan for the IFSB/SBLC, specially yearly during the 9 days preceding the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. to Our Lady of Good Counsel - April 17 to 25

Holy Virgin, moved by the painful uncertainty we experience in seeking and acquiring the true and the good, we cast ourselves at thy feet and invoke thee under the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel. We beseech thee: come to our aid at this moment in our worldly sojourn when the twin darknesses of error and of evil that plots our ruin by leading minds and hearts astray.

Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the victims of doubt and of error so that they may not be seduced by evil masquerading as good; strengthen them against the hostile and corrupting forces of passion and of sin.

Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us from thy Divine Son the love of virtue and the strength to choose, in doubtful and difficult situations, the course agreeable to our salvation. Supported by thy hand we shall thus journey without harm along the paths taught us by the word and example of Jesus our Savior, following the Sun of Truth and Justice in freedom and safety across the battlefield of life under the guidance of thy maternal Star, until we come at length to the harbor of salvation to enjoy with thee unalloyed and everlasting peace. Amen.
(By Pope Pius XII, 23 January 1953)
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