August 26, Day Ten, Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Czestochowa – Miraculous testimony of a mute priest who came to say Holy Mass and pray for his deceased father at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland.
Taken from: The Glories of Czestochowa and Jasna Gora.
The mute priest arrived on Jasna Gora, gave an account of his trip, and begged the monks to pray for him. Dressed in liturgical vestments, he approached the altar. He knelt before the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa imploring the restoration of his speech and to have pity on the soul of his dead father. With fear he approached the steps of the altar to begin the Holy Sacrifice. While making the sign of the cross, he suddenly regained his voice. He knew it was through the intercession of Our Lady of Czestochowa. With great emotion he said his first Mass, offering it for the soul of his father.
The following night the ghost of his father appeared to him in glory, thanked him for the favor rendered and reported that he was already in Heaven at the feet of the Queen of Angels.
May the Black Madonna touch your heart, as we now invoke her intercession for our needs and especially for the continued good health of Cardinal Burke. Please be sure to give thanks to Our Lady for favors granted.
Under your mantle, I seek refuge, Most Holy Immaculate Virgin and Mother.
How sweet it is for me to venerate you under the title of Our Lady of Czestochowa and Queen of Jasna Gora. We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God; despise not these our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
My most holy Mother, I behold the graces that you have already obtained for me, and the ingratitude that I have shown toward you. The thankless soul is no longer worthy of blessings, but not even on this account will I lose confidence in your mercy. O my mighty advocate, have pity on me and obtain, I beseech you, these favors, not only for myself and all those I pray for, but most especially for the needs of Cardinal Burke, if it be for the glory of your Divine Son and the good of my soul and their souls.
(Please mention your intentions now and for Cardinal Burke’s continued good health,)
Speak for me, Queen of Jasna Gora. Your Son will do whatsoever you shall ask of Him. I beg you, take me under your protection and this is enough for me, to be one of your ever-faithful servants. Amen.
We give thanks to You, Our Blessed Mother, that your admirable strength draws us to yourself. We can never forget You. Lead us continually to your Son, so that we may be ready to do what He shows us. Hear our prayers and grant our petitions, which we have placed before you.
O Lady, Mother of Czestochowa, our most excellent Mother, since the sixth century at Jasna Gora, you have taken care of your faithful people in a most special way. Today also, we seek your intercession. O powerful Mediatrix of all graces. We are your people, therefore penetrate our minds, our hearts, and all our deeds. Then indeed we shall become your true possessions and worthy members of the Kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Photo Source: Press Office/Jasna Gora