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Our Lady Healer of Families Heal My Broken Family

March 29, AD2017

sad, sorrow, meditationI work in RCIA and Adult Faith Formation ministry in my local parish. This role enables me to welcome people into the church, and to help people delve deeper into their relationship with our Lord. Because of this role, I listen to many stories of suffering from people who come into our door. We truly are the “field hospital” Pope Francis spoke of and by far the most common suffering people bring to me is the suffering within their families.

I have heard about adultery and pornography addiction ruining marriages,  estrangement of children from parents and parents from children. Warring between siblings and even cousins and extended family, the list goes on and on.  It seems the vitriol we see in society is often reflected in our own families and it’s hard to come to the table with our own blood relatives.

Research shows how far we have come as a nation from where we once were.  Many have written of the prophecy of Our Lady of Fatima which stated that the final battle will be over marriage and the family.   I am seeing this on the front lines.

As this is the 100 Anniversary of the prophecy of Fatima, and because I am seeing so much turmoil, I took this issue to prayer. As a mother, I spoke to the Blessed Mother and asked for her intercession for the people I am coming across who struggle daily within their families.  In my prayer I have felt our Lady tell me over and over again that she is in union with the Divine will.  She is all things relationship with the Trinity.  Daughter of the Father, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and Mother of the Son.  She knows union with God and we can, by following her example, have loving relationships with one another.

Then one day in my prayers I very clearly heard her tell me that she wants to heal Families.  That she is “Our Lady Healer of Families” and she wants a devotion under this title.  She asked me to have an Icon painted and a Litany  written.  But she didn’t want me to write it.  She identified to me who she wanted to do these two things.  My cousin, Kathleen Carr, to paint the Icon, and a friend of mine to write the Litany.    I called both my cousin and my friend.  My cousin informed me she had prayed only the night before about what to paint next — and then I called her in the morning.  She was amazed and quickly said she would do it so I gave her the parameters I saw in my prayer.  Her Icon will be forthcoming in the future months. Please keep her in prayer as she paints.

My friend also agreed to write the Litany but has asked that her name be withheld and that you focus solely on the prayer.  Because I feel this prayer is so needed, I am releasing the prayer even though the Painting isn’t ready.  If you are struggling in your family and you want to bring healing, then this prayer is for you.  We will be writing a full Novena as well, but for now, we have this Litany;

Litany to Our Lady Healer of Families

Hail full of grace,

Daughter of the Heavenly Father

Pray for us

Hail full of grace,

Daughter of the Alpha and Omega

Pray for us

Hail full of grace,

Daughter of the Creator of Heaven and Earth

Pray for us

Hail full of grace,

Daughter of Yahweh, the great I AM

Pray for us

Hail full of grace,

Daughter of St. Anne & St. Joachim

Pray for us

Most favored daughter

Pray for us

Most devoted daughter

Pray for us

Most obedient daughter

Pray for us

Most peaceful daughter

Pray for us

Most pure daughter

Pray for us

Most joyful daughter

Pray for us

Most modest daughter

Pray for us

Our Lady Healer of Families, the Lord is with you

Mary, Daughter of God the Father

Pray for us

 

Blessed are you,

Spouse of the Holy Spirit

Pray for us

Blessed are you,

Spouse of the Paraclete

Pray for us

Blessed are you,

Spouse of the Consuming Fire

Pray for us

Blessed are you,

Spouse of the Peaceful Dove

Pray for us

Blessed are you,

Spouse of St. Joseph

Pray for us

Most merciful spouse

Pray for us

Most humble spouse

Pray for us

Most selfless spouse

Pray for us

Most hopeful spouse

Pray for us

Most loyal spouse

Pray for us

Most unified spouse

Pray for us

Most affectionate spouse

Pray for us

Our Lady Healer of Families, the Lord is with you

Mary, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit

Pray for us

 

Holy Mary,

Mother of Jesus Christ

Pray for us

Holy Mary,

Mother of the Prince of Peace

Pray for us

Holy Mary,

Mother of The Word

Pray for us

Holy Mary,

Mother of The Way

Pray for us

Holy Mary,

Mother of the Eucharist

Pray for us

Most patient mother

Pray for us

Most gentle mother

Pray for us

Most encouraging mother

Pray for us

Most accepting mother

Pray for us

Most gracious mother

Pray for us

Most consoling mother

Pray for us

Most prayerful mother

Pray for us

Our Lady Healer of Families, the Lord is with you,

Mary, Mother of God the Eternal Son

Pray for us

 

Mary, Daughter of the One True God

Put an end to all heresies

Mary, Spouse of the Divine Spirit

Restore unity among all of humanity

Mary, Mother of the Divine Son

Crush the head of Satan and lead all souls back to Jesus

 

O Most Holy Trinity,

In our efforts to love one another more perfectly

Unite us and bring healing

In our efforts to sow peace in our relationships

Unite us and bring healing

In our efforts to offer forgiveness to those who have hurt us

Unite us and bring healing

In our efforts to care for the needs of others

Unite us and bring healing

In our efforts to offer up our sufferings for the salvation of souls

Unite us and bring healing

In our efforts to speak Your truth in word and deed

Unite us and bring healing

In our efforts to surrender our will to Yours

Unite us and bring healing

 

Oh Most Immaculate Virgin, Daughter of God the Father, Spouse of the Holy Spirit, and Mother of Jesus Christ our Savior, you are the perfect example of human relationship with the Divine Will. Help us, O Most Holy Mother, to heal the broken bonds within our families, our friendships, and all our other relationships. Help us to love others the way that Christ loves us with self-sacrificing love. In particular, heal my relationship with (state intentions here). Intercede for us O Holy Daughter, Spouse, and Mother, so that through the mercy of God, the chains of division will be broken, uniting us once again as you are ever united to the Most Holy Trinity. We ask this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

My hope for all of you is that through the Intercession of the Our Blessed Mother, your families will be healed.  You may think healing is impossible, but remember, with God all things are possible.

Photography: See our Photographers page.

About the Author:

My name is Susan Skinner and I am a lifelong Catholic. I attended all Catholic schools including the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I am a mother to 3 children and a wonderful husband and we now reside in the South. I love living in the South. Though I have always identified as Catholic, it was the murder of my friend in 2010 that brought a transforming change to my heart and made me a true disciple of Jesus Christ. I now make it my mission to spread His Love and Good News everywhere I go. Jesus isn’t just someone we should just know about, He is someone we should KNOW, personally. He has made me new. I am now the Adult RCIA and Faith Formation Coordinator of a Catholic Church where I live and I know God has brought me to where I am. I am nothing without him.

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  • David Green

    Just have sex, why are catholics so hung up over sex all the time?

    • Sue

      Your comment make me laugh a little. Have you ever studied Catholic teaching on sex. It’s actually beautiful. Way more beautiful than the pornography the culture buys into…. This is about a spiritual issue….

  • Disqus_disqus

    Thank you very much for this; I look forward to the image as well. How appropriate to have this devotion in this year of the Fatima anniversary, as well as the prophecy of the final battle being about marriage and family. My family and my relationships need healing, so I thank the Lord for bringing me to this page. Thank you, Susan.

    Our Lady, Healer of Families, pray for my family, and all our future families, that we may find a good spouse if God is calling us to marriage and form new families for Him.

  • Edith

    Thank you! Truly inspired and very moving. I will add the Litany to my morning prayers, and pray it for the needs of my own family for healing…

  • Christine

    Thank you for a beautiful Litany and prayer that is most needed in my own family.

  • Logoi

    I loved it. Thank you Mother Mary for another gift from you.

  • Brother Anthony

    Thank you for sharing this message and litany – very timely for my own family’s struggles, and I’m sure for many others. I will continue to pray it.

  • Mark McCann

    Hi Susan! A very touching and heartfelt article. it borders on the mystical. So many people try to worship Mary over her Son, but you spelled out her relationship to the Trinity so beautifully. Maybe if more people followed her example of love, we would find it much easier to understand what it means to be in relationship to the God who loves us with a perfect, eternal, and divine love. I looked at your cousin’s website. her paintings are stunningly beautiful! I especially love her paintings of Jesus and Mary. You’d swear they sat down to pose for her – she seems to capture something beyond human eyes. It’s hard to explain, but you really see both her soul and the soul of Our Lady and the Lord in those paintings. The Litany is beautiful as well. Please tell the author the words were truly inspired. Isn’t is so unfathomable and wonderful how God breaks our hearts over the sufferings of others, stirs up our passion to respond in His love, and gifts us to minister to them in ways we never thought possible! Thank you for your writing!

    • Sue

      Thank you. My cousin is truly gifted. She was just awarded the Golden Rose award by St. John Cantius parish. I look forward to seeing what she paints. Keep my friend in prayer as she writes the Novena for this devotion. God Bless.

  • Jfd6400

    Just beautiful!! Thank you!!