Oil Dedicated to Our Lady of Joy
Our Lady of Joy, radiant source of comfort and solace, we turn to you with hearts uplifted in gratitude and hope. As a beacon of joy, you exemplify the beauty of embracing life’s joys and sorrows with unwavering faith. In moments of happiness, may your intercession magnify our gratitude, and in times of challenge, may your comforting presence bring peace to our souls. Our Lady of Joy, guide us on the path of joyous living, helping us to find delight in the simple moments and to share joy with those around us. May your motherly care envelop us, filling our hearts with the profound and lasting joy that comes from knowing your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:6
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
Oil Dedicated to Our Lady of Joy, Our Blessed Mother who has much concerned about with all of God’s children, but she also makes time for joy. Mother Mary can enter into any situation in our lives and make things better. We can tap into her influence to bring us the happiness God wants us to receive. Although many people are familiar with the sorrows of Our Blessed Mother, let us not overlook her joyful side.
On May 13, 1883, the ten-year-old St Therese of Lisieux was in bed, sick with a fever. Her sisters Celine, Leonie, and Marie prayed by her bedside. Her father Louis prayed in his study, struggling to accept God’s will since he had already lost his wife Pauline and four other children.
St. Therese in a moment of consciousness from her raging fever, looked up at a statue of the Virgin on a table near her bed. She saw the Blessed Mother smile and felt love radiating from her. The little Therese became instantly healed. The statue has since been called “Our Lady of Joy”
Our Lady smiles upon us and can help us to heal also. If we look to her for help, she prays for the Lord. To make his face shine upon us and to fill us with graciousness.