Our Lady of Prompt Succor is the Patroness of the State of Louisiana
On August 15, 1988, St. Agnes Catholic Church became a confraternity of the Archconfraternity of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Under the usual conditions (consult the Catechism of Catholic Church-CCC) members gain a plenary indulgence:
- on the date of admission,
- at the hour of death by invoking (at least in desire) the Holy names of Jesus and Mary,
- by visiting the national votive shrine in New Orleans or St. Agnes Church in BR on January 8, March 25, August 15, September 8, November 21 or December 8.
To join, please contact the rectory at St. Agnes, complete and mail the provided application form or contact the archconfraternity in New Orleans. Membership is not complete until you receive a signed certificate of admission from the Archconfraternity.
Battle of New Orleans 1815. 200 year Anniversary was 2015.
Prayer to Our Lady of Prompt Succor
Our Lady of Prompt Succor, you are, after Jesus, our only hope. O Most Holy Virgin, whose merits have raised you high above angel choirs to the very throne of the eternal, and whose foot crushed the head of the infernal serpent. You are strong against the enemies of our salvation. O Mother of God, you are our Mediatrix most kind and loving. Hasten, then to our help and as you once saved your beloved City from ravaging flames and our country from alien foe, do now have pity on our misery, and obtain for us graces we beg of you. Deliver us from the wiles of Satan, assist us in the many trails which beset our path in this valley of tears and be to us truly Our Lady of Prompt succor, now and especially at the hour of death. Amen