Thanksgiving – 26 August 2023

1. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

We are grateful and thankful to you for your prayers and intercession. You have always been our Mother who listens to our sorrows! Our Lord has blessed my elder daughter with a job that offers her a very good position and salary. We thank you so much for bringing our petitions to God! We are also thankful that my 2nd daughter is starting to communicate with us. Thank You Mother.

Your Grateful Daughter.

2. Dear Mother,

This letter is to thank you for your intercession in granting healing to my cousin, who had respiratory problems which landed him in hospital in June. When we visited him in the hospital, his condition did not look good. We were not able to talk to him as he was heavily sedated and intubated. We could only pray by his bedside. By God’s grace and your intercession to Jesus, he was discharged eventually and is able to talk to his loved ones again. He was also able to celebrate his 73rd birthday a few days ago. Thank You for helping him get through his health crisis. Please continue to help him and his family.

Your Loving Daughter.

3. Dear Mother Mary,

A couple of weeks ago I prayed to you for my 9-month old baby to have a clean bill of health when he visited the heart specialist for a scan as it was discovered that he had a hole in his heart. On that day, my husband and I were nervous. Thankfully, the scans showed that the hole in his heart had closed and he was discharged. We were so relieved and happy. We know that it could not have been possible if not for your son Jesus’ healing mercy. Thank you for always looking after my family and me, especially my precious baby boy. You have always watched over him since he was in my womb, through birth and throughout his time on earth. Thank you for your prayers.

Your Grateful Daughter.

4. My Beloved Blessed Mother,

Thank you for always listening to my prayers. I wanted to write this thanksgiving letter, with gratitude, respect and love for your kindness, compassion and love. I have been praying since last year for opening pathways for my team members and myself ever since my previous boss left for the UK. I know that you have always helped me in my life. I have seen your helping hand throughout the year past in so many ways. When many of those paths didn’t quite work the way, I had in mind, you guided me to a job posting which piqued my interest. This role has allowed for me to join a global team where I get to work with diverse persons of incredible caliber, an opportunity to learn many new things, to work across different countries and departments to make that difference possible for others. Due to the scope of this role, it has allowed me to be promoted in a challenging economic environment and in the past few months, it has also revealed who my true friends are. For all of this, I am deeply humbled, very grateful and happy for your prayers. With thanks and in full faith.

Your Child.

5. Dearest Mother Mary,

This is an overdue thanksgiving letter. This has been in my to-do list for about a year now. I would like to share this story with all who attend the Novena so that they will be inspired to offer petitions to our Lord through you. In August 2022, we had to rush my son to A&E after noticing a lump while changing his diapers. It was as if I was guided that day that I was to be the one to change his diaper and I noticed something not right. My son was not showing any sign of pain and he appeared to be well. After some research and reading, I decided to bring him to the GP for a check-up and right away the doctor advised us to go to hospital as soon as possible as he suspected the swelling could be a condition called testicular torsion and if confirmed my son, who was just 4 months old, then would need to undergo surgery to relieve and correct the health issue. I remembered calling out to you, Mother, to pray for my son and spare him from the surgery. After the scans were done, I was so grateful that the swelling was only caused by a bacteria and antibiotics were required to relieve the swelling. I know Mother Mary, that it was with your prayer that my son was spared of the risky surgery. Thank you, Mother Mary and Lord Jesus for always hearing my prayers.

Your Grateful Daughter.

6. Dearest Mother Mary,

8 months ago, I was feeling scared about my livelihood as my business was not taking off and I was running out of money. I came to your shrine and asked for your help to feed my family. You answered my prayers by sending Catholic investors who are passionate about helping other Catholics. Nothing I have ever experienced had prepared me for such blessings as they brought not just financial assistance, but most importantly wisdom. Wisdom in making decisions according to God’s will. Mother, you have answered my prayers and I continue to rely on your intercession for all of the company’s needs.

Your Loving Son.

7. Dearest Mother Mary,

Last year, my sister was diagnosed with cancer and our family was devastated. I wrote a petition to ask you to intercede to heal my sister. I prayed the rosary daily. My sister completed her course of chemo treatment, and her last scan showed that she is cancer free. My family and I are filled with joy for my sister’s recovery. My sister will re-join the work force at the end of this month. Mother I believe my sister’s recovery was made through your intercession and my family and I like to thank you for your tremendous love for us. Thank You Mother.

Your Son.