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In Thanksgiving for Our Lady’s Prompt Succor: New Orleans Celebrates Shrine’s Centennial

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor honors Mary every day, but in a special way each January.

The votive shrine’s beautiful statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor arrived in New Orleans on Dec. 10, 1810, after Our Lady had answered the prayer of Mother St. Michel Gensoul, an Ursuline in France, with prompt succor (‘quick help’) in her distress. The shrine was dedicated on Jan. 6, 1924.