President Obama always keeps Our Lady's picture in wallet, says First Lady
September 27, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama said last month that her husband “always carries a picture of Mary Help of Christians in his wallet.” She made her remarks while visiting a house of the Salesian community in Ronda, Spain.
Under the title of Help of Christians, Our Lady is the patroness of the Salesian order and is particularly venerated in China and Australia. Pope Pius VII instituted a feast day in her honor following his release from imprisonment under Napoleon.
- “Obama always carries a picture of Mary Help of Christians in his wallet” (ANS)
- Mary Help of Christians (Catholic Culture)
- Feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians (Catholic Encyclopedia)
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Posted by: annemarie -
Sep. 27, 2010 10:03 PM ET USA
Alice down the rabbit hole?
Posted by: lauriem5377 -
Sep. 27, 2010 8:31 PM ET USA
I pray every day for Mr. Obama's conversion with the prayer card from the American Life League. I believe through our Lady's intercession he will be converted.
Posted by: -
Sep. 27, 2010 3:20 PM ET USA
Somehow I just knew he would.
Posted by: ltoscan2645 -
Sep. 27, 2010 9:26 AM ET USA
Isn't that sweet, does Mrs. Obama really think this comment will impress serious practicing Catholics, how does her husband's carrying a picture of our Blessed Mother square with his most un-Christian/Catholic practices. i.e. support for abortion, gay-marriage, homosexual rights, the appointment of openly bigoted ani-Catholics in his administration