Our Lady of Lourdes

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    "The primary purpose of the shrine at Lourdes is to be a place of encounter with God in prayer and a place of service to our brothers and sisters, notably through the welcome given to the sick, the poor and all who suffer. In this place, Mary comes to us as a mother, always open to the needs of her children. Through the light which streams from her face, God's mercy is made manifest. Let us allow ourselves to be touched by her gaze, which tells us that we are all loved by God and never abandoned by him!"

    – Pope Benedict XVI.

    This statue of Our Lady of Lourdes stands in the rock of Massabielle, in the very spot where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St Bernadette Soubirous 155 years ago in 1858.

    Today is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, and my sermon can be read here.

    SF_Catholic, Gacutan, kotraport, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. YEAR BY YEAR 75 months ago | reply

      and what a day it has been . still pretty shocked over events on the news. i lov OUR LADY AND WE HAVE THAT GROTTO UP on the mount at MOUNT SAINT MARYS UNIVERSITY , SO .. WELL YES SHE IS SO KIND AND SHE IS JUST THERE FOR US IN ALL SORTS OF TIMES OF . ..CONFUSION AND NEED.... LOVE YOU MARY..... LES

    2. lynden_us 44 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely lovely, Father. Thank you for sharing.

    3. h_saarikoski 34 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the beautiful photo and information about Our Lady of Lourdes.

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