Our Lady of Lourdes(Feb.11 )

Feb 11, 2012 by

February 11:

Saint Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes: 

Patron Saint of

those who are Sick


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Saint Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Patroness of those who are Sick

Extract from Our Lady of Lourdes:  On 11 February 1858, St Bernadette, at the age of 14 first had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was out with her sister and a friend collecting firewood at Massabielle, near her home town of Lourdes in the South of France. ‘I heard the sound of wind as in a storm. I turned towards the meadow, and I saw that the trees were not moving at all…I went on taking my stockings off, and was putting one foot into the water, when I heard the same sound in front of me. I looked up and saw a cluster of branches and brambles underneath the topmost opening in the grotto tossing and swaying to and fro, though nothing else stirred all around. Behind these branches and within the opening, I saw immediately afterwards a girl in white, no bigger than myself, who greeted me with a slight bow of the head; at the same time, she stretched out her arms slightly away from her body, opening her hands, as in pictures of Our Lady: over her right arm hung a rosary. I was afraid, I stepped back. . . . Raising my eyes again, I saw the girl smiling at me most graciously and seeming to invite me to come nearer. . . .She crossed herself as though to pray. My hand was trembling. I tried again to make the sign of the Cross, and this time I could. After that I was not afraid. I said my Rosary. The young girl slipped the beads of hers through her fingers, but she was not moving her lips. While I was saying the rosary, I was watching as hard as I could. She was wearing a white dress reaching down to her feet, of which only the toes appeared. The dress was gathered very high at the neck by a hem from which hung a white cord. A white veil covered her head and came down over her shoulders and arms almost tot he bottom of her dress. On each foot I saw a yellow rose. The sash of the dress was blue, and hung down below her knees. The chain of the rosary was yellow; the beads white, big and widely spaced. The girl was alive, very young and surrounded by light. When I had finished my rosary, she bowed to me smilingly. She retired within a niche and disappeared all of a sudden.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Lourdes. See also: THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES (EN), Our Lady of Lourdes (Multilingual), Nuestra Senora de Lourdes (SP), Beata Vergine Maria di Lourdes (IT), LOURDES  –  1858 RECIT DES APPARITIONS (FR), Najświętsza Maryja Panna z Lourdes (PO). VIDEOS: A Song For Lourdes – by Lorna Jane Murray,  Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Lourdes Feb 11, The Immaculate Conception in Lourdes, France (animated), APPARITIONS OF THE VIRGIN MARY – OUR LADY OF LOURDES. Our Lady of Lourdes novena, NOVENA ALLA MADONNA DI LOURDES, PRIERE a Notre Dame de Lourdes.

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,  on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

E. coli Outbreak in Germany (May-June, 2011) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  June 7 – June 19, 2011.

 

 

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