Lourdes is a village in France where Our Blessed Mother appeared eighteen times to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Her messages to Bernadette are ageless and apply to all of us today.
The appearance of Our Lady at Lourdes was not just for Bernadette – it could be heard by all; a sign for all pointing to Our Lady’s son, Jesus Christ. 2. THIS GREAT SAINT WAS A PRODUCT OF ‘POOR CATECHESIS’
The Story of Our Lady of Lourdes On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus . A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous.
Our Lady of Lourdes Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception; The statue within the rock cave at Massabielle in Lourdes, where Saint Bernadette Soubirous claimed to have witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary, though she disapproved of its artistic demeanor.
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The Lourdes Central Catholic School's "tradition of excellence" began over a century ago. In 1861, Saint Benedict's Parish, with the assistance of the Benedictine Sisters from Pennsylvania, founded a parochial school known as Saint Benedict's School.
February 11: Our Lady of Lourdes. In 1858, there lived in the village of Lourdes, a little peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, 14 years old, uneducated, simple, poor, good. On February 11, she was sent with two more girls to collect wood.
Today the Church celebrates the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. In 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, St. Bernadette Soubirous. The first appearance was on Feb. 11, and she would meet with Bernadette a total of 18 times through July 16 of that year.
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes or the Domain (as it is most commonly known) is an area of ground surrounding the Catholic shrine (Grotto) to Our Lady of Lourdes in the town of Lourdes, France.
The story of Bernadette Soubirous, the saint of Lourdes, is one that can be told through the words of the Virgin Mary which Bernadette heard in that small, muddy grotto in Lourdes, France. Her story is our story, as our devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes grows and our prayers to the Virgin Mother of Lourdes deepen.