Mary, Our Lady of Good Counsel, is the patroness of the Catholic Women's League of Canada. Her feast day is celebrated on April 26th. We ask her to pray for us in our efforts for God and Canada.
In 1910, the World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations (WUCWO) was organized in Brussels, Belgium. Following the organizational meeting of the League on June 20, 1920 in Montreal, an invitation was received from WUCWO inviting the League to affiliate with the world-wide federation.
Historical records indicate Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Good Counsel, had been chosen as the patroness of WUCWO. Subsequently, at the annual national convention in 1923 in Halifax, a resolution was passed to adopt Our Lady of Good Counsel as the League's patroness.
It is interesting to note, from church records, that the title Mother of Good Counsel had been inserted into the Litany of the Blessed Virgin in the early 1900's by the pope of the day. The history and recognition of the picture of Our Lady of Good Counsel is explained in the historical section of the CWL's National Manual of Policy and Procedure.