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The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« on: November 26, 2012, 09:12:09 AM »
according to dictionary.reference.com, an icon is:

1.  a picture, image, or other representation
2.  (to the Eastern Church), a representation of some sacred personage, as Christ or a saint or angel, painted usually on a wood surface and venerated itself as sacred.

this is one icon venerated by the Roman Catholic Church:


Our Mother of Perpetual Help

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 09:31:00 AM »
Description

The original wooden icon suspended in the altar measures 17" × 21" inches and is painted on hard nut wood with a gold leaf background. (wikipedia)



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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 09:33:44 AM »


The image depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary wearing a dress of dark red, representing the Passion of Jesus, with a blue mantle, representing her perpetual virginity, and cloaked veil, which represents her pure modesty. 

On the left side is the Saint Archangel Michael, carrying the lance and sponge of the crucifixion of Jesus. 

On the right is the Saint Archangel Gabriel carrying a 3-bar cross used by Popes at the time and nails. 

The Virgin Mary has a star on her forehead, signifying her role as Star of the Sea while the cross on the side has been claimed as to the school which has produced this icon.

The Byzantine depictions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in art has three stars, one star each on the shoulder and one on the forehead.

This type of icon is called Hodegetria composition, where Saint Mary is also pointing to her Son, known as a Theotokos of the Passion. (wikipedia)

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 09:39:28 AM »


The Greek inscriptions read 'MP-ΘΥ (Μήτηρ Θεού, Mother of God); OAM (Archangel Michael); OAΓ (Archangel Gabriel); and IÏ‚-XÏ‚ ( Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Jesus Christ ), respectively. 

The icon is painted with a gold background on a walnut panel which was probably painted in the islands of Crete, which at the time was then ruled by the Republic of Venice.

The Cretan School was the source of the many icons imported into Europe from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance. 

The icon was cleaned and restored once in 1866 and again in the year 1940. (wikipedia)

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 09:40:57 AM »
Some Roman Catholics believe the icon to be a true copy of the painting that according to legend was painted from the life by Saint Luke using the meal table of the Holy Family in Nazareth, and in Eastern Orthodox tradition was often identified with the Hodegetria icon, and consider it to be a miraculous imprint of the Blessed Virgin Mary both in the Latin and Orthodox communities.  The icon is unique and renowned due to Mary looking towards the faithful, while pointing at her son, Jesus Christ who is frightened by the instruments of crucifixion and is depicted with a fallen sandal. (wikipedia)



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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 10:24:41 AM »
Origin and discovery

The earliest written account of the image comes from a Latin and Italian plaque placed in the church of San Matteo in Via Merulana where it was first venerated by the public in 1499.

The writer of the icon is unknown, but according to a parchment attached to the painting that accompanied the icon, it was stolen by a merchant from Crete who was sailing to Rome.  The merchant sailed and hid the icon while traveling at sea, until a storm hit hard and the sailors prayed with the icon for help.  When the merchant arrived in Rome he fell ill, and as he was dying wish he asked a second merchant to place the icon in a church where it could serve for veneration.

Initially, the merchant was reluctant in giving away the icon and took four instances until the second merchant confided to his wife about the icon.  Upon seeing the beautiful icon, the woman refused to give it to the church but instead hung it in their home. 

Later on, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to the merchant's daughter, grandmother and neighbor, who implored that the icon be turned over to a parish.  The Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to the little girl that the icon ought to be placed between the basilicas of St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran.  The wife gave the icon to the Augustinian Friars.  On March 27, 1499, the icon was transferred to the church of San Matteo where it remained for 300 years. (wikipedia)

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 10:46:30 AM »
Naa mi ani nga image sa gamay pa ko, if I recall correctly it was similar size sa original nga 17" × 21" inches.

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 11:23:35 AM »
wow.  maayo diay kaayo nga copy tong inyo.

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 11:24:15 AM »
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In 1798, French troops under Louis-Alexandre Berthier occupied Rome as part of the French Revolutionary Wars, establishing the short-lived Roman Republic and taking Pope Pius VI prisoner.  Among the several churches demolished during the French occupation was San Matteo in Via Merulana, which housed the icon.

The Augustinian friars who rescued the icon first took it to the nearby Church of St. Eusebius, then later set it up on a side altar in the Church of Santa Maria in Posterula. (wikipedia)

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 11:28:13 AM »
In January 1855, the Redemptorist priests purchased Villa Caserta in Rome along the Via Merulana and converted it into their headquarters.  Without realizing it, the land they had purchased was actually the church and monastery of Saint Matthew, the site which was the alleged choice of the Virgin to enshrine the icon.

Decades later, Pope Pius IX invited the Redemptorist Fathers to set up a Marian house of veneration in Rome, in response to which the Redemptorists built the Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori at that location.  The Redemptorists were thus established on the Via Merulana, not knowing that it had once been the site of the Church of San Matteo and shrine of the once-famous icon. (wikipedia)


St. Alphonsus Liguori, Rome


Sign outside the Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 11:39:27 AM »
wow.  maayo diay kaayo nga copy tong inyo.

Dako og gikatabang ang maong icon nga mamahimong buotan si Botoy... 8)

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Re: The story of the Mother of Perpetual Help icon
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 11:45:11 AM »
aruy.  unsa na kaha diay intawon ug wa pa mamahimong buotan si botoy. ;D

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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2012, 11:45:44 AM »
Our Mother of Perpetual Help veneration in the Philippines


Our Mother of Perpetual Help National Shrine
Baclaran Church, Parañaque City


Inside the Baclaran Church

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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2012, 11:50:19 AM »

Redemptorist Church, Cebu City


The altar of the Redemptorist Church in Cebu City

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2012, 02:19:58 PM »

Redemptorist Church, Davao City

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Redemptorist Church, Tacloban City

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Redemptorist Church, Bacolod City

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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2012, 03:16:42 PM »

Redemptorist Church, Dumaguete City

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Redemptorist Church, Lipa City

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Redemptorist Church, Iloilo City

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