11/2: Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes…editor
We ask bloggers and readers to please pray for our friends and relatives who are suffering at this time; on this Feast, we remember especially supporters/readers of Catholic Truth who have asked us to remember them in our prayers. Our Lady of Lourdes, health of the sick, pray for them.
Feel free to add your own petitions for prayer on this thread, and, as with all Feast Day threads, post your favourite hymns, prayers, experiences, accounts of miracles, funny stories etc.
Between February 11 and July 26, 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl, experienced 18 apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the nearby Massabielle grotto. During the 9th vision, an underground spring with healing powers was revealed. The Holy See recognizes 67 miracles attributable to the water that flows from it.
For more details of the story of Lourdes, click on the image above.
This is my favourite miracle story of Lourdes, which was well publicised in the newspapers at the time. I am always filled with astonishment no matter how often I read it.
I’ve read that one before and it really is an amazing miracle, cannot be disputed. Thanks for the reminder!
I read about that miracle years ago so I’m looking forward to refreshing my memory later today. Many thanks for posting it. It WAS a huge story in the news at the time.
Fantastic story about Jack Traynor which I’ve read before (I think it is THE most famous miracle).
I found a list of authenticated miracles including this one about a young priest
It’s astonishing. I’ll never forget my own trip to Lourdes and visit to the Baths. So emotional.
It is interesting to learn that, on the eve of The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardinal Dolan, of New York, is heading to Fatima to lead a retreat for some of his Diocesan Clergy.
It remains always the case that we can get to Jesus through Mary.
Maybe his visit will be recognised as the 71st miracle of Lourdes!
Any sign of faith from Cardinal Dolan would definitely be a miracle, no question about it.
It’ll be a miracle if his priests survive the retreat with any faith intact!
I decided to play a verse of this on the organ before beginning the Postlude this morning. Lovely choice, Editor – loved the descant at the end!
I noticed a post on the YouTube page of this tune by an “Earl Archibald Campbell of Argyll,” who asked for prayers for his discernment of a priestly vocation. His request is 2 years old, but I’m going to pray for him anyway!
That’s lovely to pray for the “Earl’s” vocation – there being no time in eternity, the two year gap won’t matter!
Happy Feast Day everyone!
A happy feast day to all!
A very happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes to everyone at Catholic Truth!
Happy Feast Day everyone. It wonderful to be reminded of each and everyone of those miracles in Lourdes.
BEAUTIFUL! Thank you SO much for posting that gorgeous performance of Ave Maria. Truly beautiful, very uplifting and a fitting way to close this Feast Day thread.
Thank you to everyone who paid honour to Our Lady today, through this thread. She will surely be pleased.
God bless – closing the thread now.
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