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 Litany to Our Lady of Czestochowa


Mother of those who place their hope in Solidarity, pray for us.
Mother of those who are deceived, pray for us.
Mother of those who are betrayed, pray for us.
Mother of those who are arrested in the night, pray for us.
Mother of those who are imprisoned, pray for us.
Mother of those who suffer from the cold, pray for us.
Mother of those who have been frightened, pray for us.
Mother of those who were subjected to interrogations, pray for us.
Mother of those innocents who have been condemned, pray for us.
Mother of those who speak the truth, pray for us.
Mother of those who cannot be corrupted, pray for us.
Mother of those who resist, pray for us.
Mother of orphans, pray for us.
Mother of those who have been molested because they wore your image, pray for us.
Mother of those who are forced to sign declarations contrary to their conscience, pray for us.
Mother of mothers who weep, pray for us.
Mother of fathers who have been so deeply saddened, pray for us.
Mother of suffering Poland, pray for us.
Mother of always faithful Poland, pray for us.
We beg you, O mother in whom resides the hope of millions of people,

grant us to live in liberty and in truth,

in fidelity to you and to your Son.

 

 Amen.

 

 

Homily of Father Jerzy Popieluszko,

May 1982

 

 

"Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a popular parish priest in a suburb of Warsaw, Poland spoke out against the abuses of communism

and supported the then banned Solidarity labor union.  He was abducted by the polish secret police on October 19, 1984.

 His savagely beaten body was found 11 days later in an icy reservoir."

Fr.Wm.McNichols