• on 18 August, 2018

Thanksgiving – 18 Aug 2018

  1. Dearest Mother Mary,

My family and I wish to thank you for answering our prayers. My daughter is now 5 weeks pregnant although the doctor said that she may have difficulty to conceive. I told my daughter to come to your shrine and ask you to intercede for her. Miraculously through your intercession to your Son, our Lord Jesus, she is pregnant. Please continue to guide and protect her and keep her safe throughout her pregnancy as this is her first child.

Your Loving Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

This is my 1 st thanksgiving letter. I started attending the Novena Devotion since April this year through the encouragement of a friend. After attending the devotion for nearly 5 months, I felt good and always looking forward to every Saturday Devotion. I want thank you for your intercession you have done for me and my son. I am calmer now and my son’s problem in prison seems resolved. We finally heard from the prison after several emails and they even sent an officer to update us on my son’s well-being. His application to study in prison seems possible, too. Mother, please continue to pray for us and intercede for us.

Your Non-Catholic Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother,

I celebrated my 70 th Birthday last month. I had been attending the Novena since I was 10 years old. All these years I had been praying to you to guide me through my life, up till today. There were ups and downs through my life and now I am blessed, to be healthy and to enjoy my retirement with my family. There were times when I felt frustrated about you not helping me, but I always believed that I will not be left unaided. The Memorare is always a part of my daily prayer, to ask God through you, Mother Mary, to guide me through the day. Once again, thank you for helping us through the woes and tribulations all these years and please continue to look after my family and me.

Your Grateful Son.

 

  1. Dear Mother Mary,

This is my 2 nd thanksgiving letter. I left my job in April 2015 when I turned 55. I went into semi-retirement, taking a less paying job that did not take up too much of my time and leaving me to pursue my interests. I was planning to take a 3-month break before looking for a job that suited my passion. I took a 3-week vacation with my family to Germany in May 2015.

On 23 July 2015, my mother-in-law who was staying with us died in her sleep suddenly from heart failure, just a day after her birthday. My 80 year-old father-in-law was devastated by the sudden loss of his life companion for the past 57 years. Her passing shook our family and it certainly upset my retirement plans. I decided to work from home to cover our situation. Caring for my father-in-law by working from home, has provided so much purpose in my life. It also relieved my wife to continue to work and to support our children in their work and studies. I am therefore glad to make up for lost time to catch up with my 2 grown up children. Given our current situation at home, my wife and I cannot make long trips together and need to plan our local outings as well. We therefore cherish whatever outings we have together. I have realised that after all these years, I have yet to connect with her at a deeper level. I am sorry for this situation but am grateful that I have a chance to work on improving the situation. I am now better focused when it comes to spending priority time with my wife and children, and to manage my time as a son, sibling and friend.

With your prayers, I am confident I will succeed. Dearest Mother, I am grateful for your prayers and blessings. Thank you very much. I love you.

Your Loving Son.

 

  1. Dearest Mother,

Six months ago, my wife was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, which also caused other complications. She had 2 surgeries and underwent radiation treatment as well. It was a very challenging time for us but we took comfort knowing that God has great plans for us and remembering that you are always interceding for us. We started attending the Novena Devotion regularly and I began praying the Rosary on my way to work daily. The latest brain scan showed that the tumour has stabilised and did not grow since the radiation treatment. We thank God for restoring my wife’s health and for surrounding my wife and our toddler with a supportive family and friends during this difficult period. Mother Mary, we thank you for listening to our petitions. Please continue to pray for my wife’s complete healing.

Your Grateful Catholic Son.

 

  1. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you for your prayers for my family. My parents are growing older. By the grace of God, they are still in relatively good health. Please continue to pray for us and pray that I will be a better daughter to them, to be more loving and more patient with them by following your example.

Your Grateful Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother Mary,

I owed you this long overdue thanksgiving letter. Without your guidance and prayers, I would not be who I am today. I always look to you for prayers, be it for a simple request or in the face of the toughest decisions. A few years ago, all of us in the family were shivering in dread for my brother as he was going through an operation to remove a tumour in his head. We prayed fervently to you and our Lord Jesus Christ and not only was the surgery a success, the tumour was also benign. Everything went well and he was up and about just a few days later after the major surgery. Dearest Mother, we cannot thank you enough for looking after all of us throughout our lives. Please continue to guide us to be more prayerful and faithful in our Catholic Faith and to practice it with love.

Your Catholic Daughter.