Monday, February 11, 2008

Our Lady of Lourdes

Today, one hundred and fifty years ago, Our Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubrious in a grotto just outside of Lourdes, France. Bernadette was 14 years old. Our Lady appeared 18 times in all. The last time, was March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, where she told the poor, unlettered Bernadette, who didn't understand the significance of what she heard, "I am the Immaculate Conception.

Today is also the World Day of the Sick. So many come to Lourdes each day to pray for healing.

Remember, Mary's last words in Scripture are,
Do whatever He tells you.
~John 2:5
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!!


Marilena said...

i will be posting the lourdes anniversary on my blog. lovely stained glass picture dymphna:)

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...


Anonymous said...

Lovely post..

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Thank you.

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