"And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." ~ Revelations 12:1
THE APPARITION OF THE IMMACULATE VIRGIN MARY AT LOURDES
Traditional Calendar ~ Apparition of Our Lady at Lourdes
New Calendar ~ Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes
During the year 1858 our Blessed Lady appeared eighteen times from February 11 to July 16 to Bernadette Soubirous, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a destitute day laborer of Lourdes in France. Through this humble child, the Mother of God announced to the world her sublime title of the Immaculate Conception and a special message of penance and love.
Mary of the Immaculate Conception is the national patron of the Church in the United States of America, and so we should develop a special interest in helping to fill the treasury of graces that our compassionate Mother distributes so freely for the conversion of sinners to God.
Preface of the Blessed Virgin Mary
It it truly meet and just, right and for our salvation, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee, O holy Lord, Father almighty, everlasting God: and that we should praise and bless, and proclaim Thee, in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mary, ever-Virgin: Who also conceived Thine only-begotten Son by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, and the glory of her virginity still abiding, gave forth to the world the everlasting Light, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through whom the Angels praise Thy Majesty, the Dominations worship it, and the Powers stand in awe. The Heavens and the heavenly hosts together with the blessed Seraphim in triumphant chorus unite to celebrate it. Together with these we entreat Thee that Thou mayest bid our voices also to be admitted while we say with lowly praise:…
- "The Many Faces of Mary, a Love Story"
- In the Footsteps of St. Bernadette
- Placing your Petition at the Grotto of Lourdes
- TV Lourdes
- Apparitions of St. Bernadette
- Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
- Lourdes – EWTN. BIBLE AND LOURDES ROSARY AND LOURDES MARY: APPARITIONS IN LOURDES - BERNADETTE OF LOURDES - IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND LOURDES - LOURDES AND THE FIFTEEN MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY - THE NEARLY UNKNOWN MESSAGE OF LOURDES
- Our Lady of Lourdes Gallery
Crafts, Activities, Food and more:
- Our Lady of Lourdes Printable Prayer Card – Holy Reflections
- Simple Food Ideas for Our Lady of Lourdes – Last year’s post
- Our Lady of Lourdes Feasts – Catholic Cuisine
- Our Lady of Lourdes “Grotto Globe” – Family at the Foot of the Cross
- Rice Krispie Treat Grotto – Catholic Icing
- Immaculate Conception Coloring Page – Waltzing Matilda
- Hail Mary Coloring Page – WFF
This prayer was said during the Holy Father's August 15, 2004 visit to Lourdes, France. The Pope asked her among other things to "be our guide along the paths of the world."
Hail Mary, poor and humble Woman, Blessed by the Most High! Virgin of hope, dawn of a new era, We join in your song of praise, to celebrate the Lord’s mercy, to proclaim the coming of the Kingdom and the full liberation of humanity.
Hail Mary, lowly handmaid of the Lord, Glorious Mother of Christ! Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word, and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit, attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience and to his manifestations in the events of history.
Hail Mary, Woman of sorrows, Mother of the living! Virgin spouse beneath the Cross, the new Eve, Be our guide along the paths of the world. Teach us to experience and to spread the love of Christ, to stand with you before the innumerable crosses on which your Son is still crucified.
Hail Mary, woman of faith, First of the disciples! Virgin Mother of the Church, help us always to account for the hope that is in us, with trust in human goodness and the Father’s love. Teach us to build up the world beginning from within: in the depths of silence and prayer, in the joy of fraternal love, in the unique fruitfulness of the Cross.
Holy Mary, Mother of believers, Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
" I am the Immaculate Conception"