Saint Cyril and Our Lady

Posted June 28, 2019 2:42 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Saint Cyril and Our Lady

Today is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, signified in one of the most famous ‘icons’ of the Virgin Mother, which, by tradition – legend, some might say – goes back to Saint Luke himself, who besides being a physician was also by the same tradition an artist of sorts, who ‘wrote’ the true living image of Our Lady on the dinner table of the Holy Family.
The icon itself has a long and varied history, and, after a restoration in 1866 by a Polish painter, it now resides in the church of Saint Alphonsus in Rome, under

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