“The only worthwhile striving is after the highest ideals: If you aim for an easy target, your standard will inevitably decline, and no progress is ever made, except through real effort and real suffering.” - Servant of God Fra' Andrew Bertie                                                                                                                                                 "Work as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God" - Saint Ignatius of Loyola

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MORE FOR THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF PHILERMO

In celebration of the Feast, we offer below images from Marian shrines connected to the Order of Malta around the world.
The Altar of Our Lady of Philermo in St John's Valetta, Malta
showing the solid silver gates.  It is here that the true icon was
housed until the destruction by Napoleon. Pray for him.
The image of Our Lady with Our Lord and Saint John the Baptist
on the altar of the Grand Master's chapel
of Santa Maria del' Priorato, on the Aventine, Rome.
The Priory Church of Our-Lady-under-the-Chains, Prague
The shrine of the Immacolata in the Order's church
 of San Michele Arcangelo, Naples
The shrine of Our Lady in the Order's church of St Elizabeth of Hungary, Paris
Please pray also for our Hospital which shares this dedication.

Beata Maria de Phileremo, ora pra nobis