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Our Lady of Lourdes

 Feast Day February 11

Stupid Servant - Meet Fr. Jack Fullen ó living proof of the intercessory power of Our Lady of Lourdes. 

His story gives hope and inspiration to those who pray for the return to the faith of prodigal Catholic loved ones.  Let us persevere in prayer and love until the day we can say, "Rejoice with me!  The one for whom I have prayed has come home!"

 

John Paul II Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

2004 visit to Lourdes

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 Lordís 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 Fatherís 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.

Amen.

 

Novena Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

O ever-Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners,comforter of the afflicted,you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings;look with mercy on me.

By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes,you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary,whence you dispense your favors;and already many sufferers have obtainedthe cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.

I come, therefore, with complete confidence to implore your maternal intercession.

Obtain, O loving Mother, the grant of my requests. Through gratitude for your favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues, that I may one day share your glory. Amen.