Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, the meaning of the items in the Icon

" ... CHRIST'S FINGERS hold His Mother’s right hand, yet they rest quite loosely there. In this lies another lesson. Though Mary is His Mother, He is her God. To Him she owes all her graces. This holding of hands is also a symbol of love and a union of wills. We hold the hands of those whom we love and, as St. Thomas Aquinas says: “the effect of love is a union of wills.” We see a similar joining of hands in Matrimony, where “they two shall be in one flesh” (Mt. 19:5). So too must be “one in mind” with Christ and His Mother. ..."

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Lord, I bessech thee, grant us to seek thy holy will always thru the intercession of thy holy Mother.

Our Lady of Perpetual Succor,  pray for us. Amen.

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