Monday, February 11, 2008

now you see her ... now you don't

Your Way Monday
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n the Roman Catholic Calendar of Feast-days, today promotes the devotion to 'Our Lady of Lourdes'. Information about this Marian apparition is provided below.
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In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes in southern France, Our Lady appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl.

She revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception, asked that a chapel be built on the site of the vision, and told the girl to drink from a fountain in the grotto.

No fountain was to be seen, but when Bernadette dug at a spot designated by the apparition, a spring began to flow. The water from this still flowing spring has shown remarkable healing power, though it contains no curative property that science can identify.

Lourdes has become the most famous modern shrine of Our Lady.

Read the whole story of the Miracles at Lourdes and about St. Bernadette at the following links.

St. Bernadette

The Grotto

The Apparitions

Bishop's Commission

Episcopal Commission's Report


Her Incorrupt Body

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n the past 2000+ years, many visions or visitations or apparitions of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, have been reported. If you'd like to know more about the occurrences, visit the Catholic Encyclopedia.
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