Our Lady of Lourdes Novena Starts Today!

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Today we will begin our Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes. (9 Days of petitioning prayer) Mom and I have great devotion to her and to St. Bernadette. My friend Lynn sent me some holy water from Lourdes that we use every night to bless ourselves with.  The intentions for this novena are for continued healing and good health for my mom, dad, brothers and some special friends I’ve met online at  The Road Back message boards.  I invite you to join us!

Our Lady of Lourdes is the name used to refer to the Marian apparition that appeared before various individuals in separate occasions around Lourdes, France. The apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes began on 11 February 1858, when Saint Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl from Lourdes admitted, when questioned by her mother, that she had seen a “lady” in the cave of Massabielle, about a mile from the town, while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. Similar appearances of the “lady” took place on seventeen further occasions that year. Bernadette Soubirous was canonized as a saint, and many Christians believe her apparitions to have been of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope Pius IX authorized the local bishop to permit the veneration of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes in 1862.

Here is some information on Lourdes, St. Bernadette and Our Lady.

Our Lady of Lourdes
Novena Dates February 2-10, Feast Day February 11

O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfort to the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Deign to cast upon me a look of mercy. 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 obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal.

I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain, O loving Mother, the granting of my requests.

Through gratitude for favors, I will endeavor to imitate your virtues that I may one day share your glory.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Amen.
(Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be.)

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7 responses »

  1. Dear god,in the name of jesus,pls protect my husband vinod from legal problems and bless him with plenty and plenty of business work, finances, travel and prosperity in abundance.thankyou.praise the lord.

  2. Dear mother bless our family with good health,peace and happiness. Take away the stress that we face at the moment. Bless and cure my daughter of the tumours and restore back her lusterous hair. Help her to be fully prepared for her exams and have brilliant results and have confidence. Help her projects be accepted and give her your assistance to do the rest with your hand in hers: Let her have a normal and happy life. Please give her the best university and help our papers go through with ease and without having to pay. Help me to find a job and help my husband find the same. Be the centre of lives and never let anything go wrong henceforth. Help us be relieved of all the stress. Bless all those in my family; friends and the kids who are, going to answer the bac too.Please help us to come to Lourdes in thanksgiving .

  3. Our lady of lourdes please pray for my friend grace that her lungs start breathing again when they take her off the machine so she survives thank you

  4. Dear Mother,
    As i am starting my Novenas please grant blessing to all the people who comes to you with favors let no devotees of your who comes to your shrine or does the novenas goes empty handed bless everyone with good health,peace,joy happiness and faith in their families in Jesus name I Peay

  5. St. Bernadette, humble servant of precious Jesus, through our Most Blessed Mother on this your Feast day, grant that we may learn humility and love through your perfect example. Teach us to pray for those who need our prayers and for all souls. Help us attain the promises of Mary through the most holy Rosary and in doing so gain peace in our hearts, in our homes and in the world. Ame

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