Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  The first apparitions to St. Bernadette Soubirous, a poor girl living in Lourdes, a small town in the "High Pyrenees" in Southern France, began on this date 151 years ago. 

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8 years 3 months ago
As always, Father Martin, you have given us a beautiful reflection.  I have loved Bernadette since I was a little girl and of course, I loved the movie.  When will you be making your annual pilgrimage to Lourdes?  How I wish God would wisk my children and me to Lourdes!  But, since that seems to be a tad unrealistic, we will be with you in spirit and prayer during your next visit.  God bless you.
8 years 3 months ago
"O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, and for those who do not have recourse to thee, especially the enemies of the Church and those recommended .

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