|Mother of Good Counsel|
For many centuries our Blessed Mother has been honoured under the title of Mother of Good Counsel. Shortly before the capture of Scutari in Albania by the Turks in 1467, a miraculous picture of this title, the author and age which is unknown, is said to have been brought by angels from this city to Genazzano in Italy, where it is venerated in the church of the Augustinian Fathers and attracts many thousands of pilgrims every year.
In 1903 Leo X111 approved a feast and a special Mass in honour of the Mother of Good Counsel, which is celebrated in many places on April 26th. The confusion of ideas in the world, especially in religious matters, and the widespread social and political turmoil surely emphasize the need of good counsel, which would show people the way out of the chaos of their making and lead them on the way of peace and salvation. The Mother of Good Counsel, filled with divine counsel, offers help to her helpless children.
If you would like to pray the novena to Our Mother of Good Counsel: