Remembering the world’s first love

As October dawns on us, one particular woman comes to my mind: Mary. I’ll never forget the place where I met her for the first time under the title of Mother of Perpetual Help.


The image of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at Saint Patrick Church in downtown San Francisco.

My grandmother took me to this little shrine devoutly as a young teenager. Since then, Mary, faithful servant of Christ, Mother of the Incarnate Word, has a prime place in my heart.

She belongs to all of us. I’ll never forget experiencing her presence in Ephesus, Rome, and even the Philippines at my mother’s hometown:

Happy October to all and may Mary be Queen of our Hearts!  Here’s one more video of my students singing the Salve Regina as part of their music final in class:




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