Why Our Lady of Perpetual Help?

The "Our Lady of Perpetual Help" icon is popular among both Catholics and non-Catholics. In 2001, Saint John Paul the Great presented an icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help to a Muslim cleric on the first visit of a Pope to a mosque.

Our call letters - KOUR-LP - pay tribute to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. All stations west of the Mississippi River are required to have call letters that begin with a "K". The "-LP" suffix refers to the "low power" FM service. Hence, our six letter call sign.

Just as Mary always leads us to her Son, Jesus, we pray that this radio station will bring others to Christ and His Church. We ask Our Blessed Mother to bless our broadcast schedule, that it may be a "perpetual help" to all who listen.

What the Picture Means

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Prayer to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Mother of Perpetual Help, you have been blessed and favored by God. You became not only the Mother of the Redeemer, but the Mother of the redeemed as well. We come to you today as your loving children. Watch over us and take care of us. As you held the child Jesus in your loving arms, so take us in your arms. Be a Mother ready at every moment to help us. For God who is mighty has done great things for you, and his mercy is from age to age on those who love him. Our greatest fear is that in time of temptation, we may fail to call out to you, and become lost children. Intercede for us, dear Mother, in obtaining pardon for our sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace always to call upon you, Mother of Perpetual Help.


More Information on Devotion to Mary

For references to Mary in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: click here

(The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an official Church document. It was issued by Saint John Paul the Great in 1992.)

For answers to common objections regarding devotion to Mary and the Saints, try the Catholic Answers website: click here

(Catholic Answers hosts the daily call-in show "Catholic Answers Live." Check the KOUR-LP programming schedule for more details.)

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