• on 4 January, 2020

Thanksgiving – 4 Jan 2020

  1. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

A few days ago, I wrote a petition because my husband underwent a brain surgery due to a bad fall. Today, the doctor took him off the ventilator as now he can breathe on his own. Thank you, dear Mother, for your intercession and this significant step towards his recovery. I have full trust that with your help our Lord will heal him fully.

Your Loving Child.

 

  1. Dear Mother Mary,

Thank you, Mother for your constant prayer and blessings on our family. On 14th December, my wife gave birth to our lovely and healthy baby girl at an advanced age according to doctors. Without your intercession, this would not have happened. Thank you, Mother, for the gift of our 3rd child.

Your Son.

 

  1. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you on behalf on my non-Catholic friend for helping her to reconcile with her boyfriend and helping them solve their relationship issues. Last year when they were about to break up, I brought her petition to your shrine and said that I would pray the novena on her behalf. True enough, in a few months they had reconciled and now they are hoping to get married. I know that this was made possible through your intercession. Mother, you know the challenges that they still face, especially her family is non-acceptance of him solely because he is a few years younger. Please help all their parents and family members open their hearts, look past that small age difference to really accept their relationship and to genuinely give them their blessing to be married because this is what my friend really hopes for; as long as it is not against God’s will.

Your Grateful Catholic Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother Mary,

As 2019 comes to an end, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you for always being there for me and my family. 2019 was an eventful year for me and my family. My mother passed on at a good age of 90. My husband’s job contract ended after the passing of my mother. Thank you, Mother Mary, for guiding us through those difficult times. Now my 2 wonderful grown-up children are working and are helping out with all our household expenses. It’s only with your blessings Mother Mary and your interceding for us to our Lord that we managed to go through all those difficult times.

Your Catholic Children.

 

  1. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you for the past year. This year has been a year of change for me. I finally quit my financial planning job that had been causing so much restless days and nights. You led me to a great company with great colleagues of which some are Catholics. I am thankful to be able to journey with them. I also lost and gained friends. It’s sad but I know that there’s a season and reason for everything. The latest and most unexpected was my breakup with my boyfriend. I am thankful for his presence and role in my life. It is painful and difficult to let go of someone so entrenched in my life but it’s also a good reminder to rely on no one else but you and our Lord.

Your Faithful Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for making me a stronger person after my spouse left me. Give me the strength as you always do to forgive and love her no matter what.

Your Son.

 

  1. Dear Mother Mary,

With joy in my heart I say a big thank you to you and our Lord Jesus for giving my daughter and grandchildren a good and safe holiday in New York for 10 days. Everything went on smoothly for them. I am very grateful to you for taking care of them and protecting them wherever they went.

Your Ever-Grateful Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother,

Thank you so much for all your intercession this year for my me and my family. I found a job this year when I needed it most after I left my previous job without securing one. My husband was diagnosed with lymphoma and he went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy without infection. As the year 2019 comes to a close, I want to give praise to God and for the gift of Jesus and you in our lives.

Your Catholic Daughter.

 

  1. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

Words alone cannot express how grateful and thankful I am to you for your intercession to Jesus, your Son who is our Lord for all the blessings during the year. In April, I had to undergo a heart bypass operation. The cardiologist did an angiogram and I had 3 blocked arteries. I was operated on 30th April and before the surgery, I prayed to you to intercede for me to Jesus. You answered my prayer when the surgeon told my wife that the operation went smoothly and was successful. Thank you for helping my grandson to obtain a good result in his PSLE and to attend the school of his first choice. You have always been a wonderful and loving Mother to my family. I will always remember your name MARY which stands for “Mary Always Remember You.”

Your Loving Son.

 

  1. Dearest Mother,

2019 has been a crisis year when my husband and a brother-in-law were diagnosed with different types of cancer at the same time. Both of which were not minor, requiring major surgeries. Their surgeries took place within 2 months of each other. My husband, my newly baptised sister-in-law and I, prayed earnestly and faithfully for your powerful intercession and to our Lord Jesus, for His Divine Mercy for successful surgery, treatment and full recovery. I am very happy to say that our prayers are answered and I personally witnessed the miracle of how my brother-in-law could recover quickly and even without the need for chemotherapy from his major and complicated surgery. This is beyond his and the doctors’ expectations. My husband was also surprisingly blessed with an unexpected visit from a missionary priest in the hospital as we were not aware that he was in town. This itself was a sign of comfort that you and your Son showed us that all things would be well. I want to thank you, Mother and your Son for your guidance and watchful protection during this very difficult time. We see how you guide us through to overcome our fears and worries by blessing us with close friends, relatives, priests and nuns who prayed for and with us throughout this time and also providing us with an experienced team of surgeons. Once again Mother, thank you from the bottom of my heart to you and your Son, Jesus, for the healing miracle that could only have come from your love and mercy to us.

Your Catholic Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother Mary,

2019 is going to end soon. It has been a good year. There were trials and tribulations and moments of desperation but my husband, sons and I have come out stronger. This is possible because of your presence in our love and hearts and your prayers and intercession. The highlight of the year was that my husband and I visited you at the Shrine of Fatima in December. It was a glorious visit. I was totally overwhelmed when I entered the church that I broke down and sobbed from my heart. I felt you were with me my dearest Mother.

Your Non-Catholic Daughter.

 

  1. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for answering our prayers. For the whole year, we have been praying that our teenage daughter will attend the retreat organised by the Office for Young People. Each time at the very very last hour, she would back out. On 20th December 2019, when she informed us that her Catholic friend invited her to the retreat, we prayed to you fervently that she would go this time. She has met many trying moments in the past 3 years. Her faith has also been shattered. Hence, we have been praying hard that you will guide her back to you. We know this is only the beginning, this is our hope and we know you will not abandon your child.

Your Catholic Children.

 

  1. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you have done for my daughter in 2019. You have helped her to do well in her job, guarded and guided her in so many overseas trips especially her Hong Kong trip when the place was so chaotic. Thank you, dearest Mother, I am really grateful to you and your Son, our Lord Jesus.

Your Loving Son.

 

  1. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for everything you have given me, thank you for all my Christmas presents.

Your Daughter.