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  • 100 Years of Fatima: Sixth Apparition of Our Lady [Miracle Sun, Part I]

    10/14/2017 3:09:08 AM PDT · by topher · 36 replies
    EWTN ^ | EWTN
    During the night of 12-13 October it had rained throughout, soaking the ground and the pilgrims who make their way to Fátima from all directions by the thousands. By foot, by cart and even by car they came, entering the bowl of the Cova from the Fátima-Leiria road, which today still passes in front of the large square of the Basilica. From there they made their way down the gently slope to the place where a trestle had been erected over the little holm oak of the apparitions. Today on the site is the modern glass and steel Capelhina (little...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Bernadette Soubirous, 04-16-17

    04/16/2017 1:52:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | 04-16-17 | Fr. Don Miller, OFM
    Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Saint Bernadette Soubirous en 1861 ou 1862 | photo by abbé P. Bernadou Saint Bernadette Soubirous Saint of the Day for April 16 (January 7, 1844 – April 16, 1879)  Saint Bernadette Soubirous’s Story Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. The family was living in the basement of a dilapidated building when on February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in a cave above the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes. Bernadette, 14 years...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-11-17, OM, Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/10/2017 9:11:40 PM PST · by Salvation · 32 replies ^ | 02-11-17 | Revised New American Bible
    February 11, 2017 Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 3:9-24The LORD God called to Adam and asked him, "Where are you?"He answered, "I heard you in the garden;but I was afraid, because I was naked,so I hid myself."Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked?You have eaten, then,from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"The man replied, "The woman whom you put here with me she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it."The LORD God then asked the woman,"Why did you do such a thing?"The...
  • Catholics rally at French shrine under shadow of terror

    08/15/2016 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/16 | Anne Lechvien
    Thousands of Catholic pilgrims thronged to the French shrine of Lourdes on Monday for Assumption celebrations held under tight security after the murder of a priest, the latest victim in a series of jihadist attacks. The gathering at the sanctuary in the foothills of the Pyrenees is the first major Catholic event in France since priest Jacques Hamel was killed by two jihadists who stormed his church during mass on July 26 and slit his throat. Groups from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia traveled to Lourdes for the occasion, one of the biggest in the Christian calendar. "We've...
  • Increased Security At Lourdes Over Fears Of Islamist Attack

    08/11/2016 3:06:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Authorities are tightening security at the famous French pilgrimage site of Lourdes over fears it could be a major target for terrorists after a spate of Islamist attacks across the country. Tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected to descend on the site on the feast of the Assumption next Monday for Mass and a procession. Security has been high after a series of terror attacks culminating in the brutal murder of a Catholic priest by two Islamists last month, but authorities have decided to allow the pilgrimage to continue as usual. Béatrice Lagarde, prefect of the Haute-Pyrénées region, told...

    02/15/2016 8:18:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/14/16 | Juliana Freitag
    Love-themed tours are being offered in the Milan Cathedral for Valentine's Day -- and they'll include homosexual couples. The organization responsible for the restoration and maintenance of the cathedral, La Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo ("The Venerable Factory of the Cathedral"), is sponsoring the romantic tours, with the aim of raising funds for the renovation. The program includes a visit to the Church's spires at sunset. Unlike other tours, which are open to the general public and may include children, this one is aimed specifically at adult couples. If their donation surpasses 80 euros, a personalized certificate is issued as "a...
  • Saint of the Day - Miriam ben Joachim - Mary of Nazareth - Our Lady of Lourdes

    02/11/2016 4:35:56 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 2/11/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "A sword will pierce your own soul too, so that the thoughts of many might be revealed." Have you ever wondered what it would be like if people's real motives could be on public display? Some people who aren't usually well thought of could be shown to have pure hearts, wanting good for everyone, envy, wanting others to lose the good things they have, for no one. This is called "simplicity"."I don't need all that, I can handle things on my own." But what would you do if you ever got to the point of "how could it have...
  • Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 11th of February 2015

    The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the 11th of February. On this important Feast Day, here are my thoughts: AT LOURDES AS THE IMMACULATE- The French Shrine of Lourdes is famous and known throughout the world. In this picturesque French Town which is at the foot of the Pyrenees, Our Lady appeared eighteen times to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Confirming the dogma proclaimed by Blessed Pope Pius, the Ninth four years earlier, the Mother of God spoke to the little visionary and presented herself as "The Immaculate Conception". She was required to go to the...
  • Carrying physical and emotional baggage, U.S. military visit Lourdes

    05/20/2014 2:10:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    cns ^ | May 19, 2014 | Carol Glatz
    LOURDES, France (CNS) -- About 60 retired or active duty U.S. military personnel packed their uniforms, flags, wheelchairs, canes and the inevitable emotional baggage of their daily struggles to take part in a pilgrimage to Lourdes. While many of these men and women, who had been injured in some way in the line of duty, went to seek peace and healing from this sacred place, some said they also found enormous and unexpected blessings from the people they encountered on their journey. The soldiers, together with family members or caregivers, took part in a "Warriors to Lourdes" pilgrimage, sponsored by...
  • The Truth About Miracles

    01/31/2014 4:52:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | January 31, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Truth About Miracles Some of the greatest gifts God has given to the Church for evangelism are the gifts of miracles. As a Pentecostal before I became Catholic, I always believed God still performs miracles, but I never saw anything close to what Catholics too often take for granted in both the number and kind of miracles God pours out upon his One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church in every generation. Everything from the raising of the dead, to restorative miracles of the body and more have been experienced in the Church for 2,000 years fulfilling our Lord’s...
  • A new bishop for Lourdes, and a good sign

    02/17/2012 11:04:58 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 17, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    This may be old new for some of you, but it is nice to have good news once in a while.. and repetita iuvant.On the site of Sandro Magister I was reminded that the Holy Father took personal interest in appointing the new bishop of the Diocese of Lourdes in France, a young bishop -hitherto auxiliary in Nanterre, Most Rev. Nicholas Brouwet, who has a bit of a traditional liturgy streak in him. He is only 50 and was ordained in 1992, which makes me feel a bit of an underachiever… thanks be to God.Of note in the article is...
  • "I Am The Immaculate Conception"

    12/09/2011 1:36:24 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 3 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 12/8/11 | Noman
    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II FOR THE 12th WORLD DAY OF THE SICK (SHRINE OF LOURDES, FRANCE, FEBRUARY 11, 2004) To my Venerable Brother Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care 1. The World Day of the Sick, an event held on a different Continent each year, takes on a singular meaning this time. Indeed, it will take place in Lourdes, France, site of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin on 11 February 1858, which since that time has become the destination of many pilgrimages. In that mountainous region, Our Lady wished...
  • Lourdes healing hailed as ‘remarkable’ [Catholic Caucus]

    03/29/2011 1:43:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Scottish Catholic Observer ^ | March 29, 2011 | MARTIN DUNLOP
    Lourdes healing hailed as ‘remarkable’ The incredible recovery of a French man, who walked the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route in Spain after being cured of a paralysed left leg following a trip to Lourdes is being examined as a possible 68th miracle of the shrine Serge Francois, a TV repair worker said he felt a warm glow spread down his herniated leg during a visit to Lourdes in 2002.After having prayed at the Lourdes Grotto (above) Mr Francois reported the healing to the international Medical Committee of Lourdes (CMIL) and 20 doctors have agreed on the remarkable nature of...
  • Lourdes, Palin and Luke 1:44

    04/18/2010 8:51:12 PM PDT · by Revelation121 · 17 replies · 574+ views
    4/18/2010 | Revelation 121
    I was reflecting on whether the appearance of Sarah Palin on the scene in 2008 had any deeper significance than a mere political phenomenon. Perhaps it is no more than that. But the timing and some of the other circumstances indicate that it may be much more. Interestingly, Sarah Palin's 44th birthday, which occurred on February 11, 2008, coincided with the beginning of the sesquicentennial, or 150th, anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a young French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, in the village of Lourdes, France. Lourdes is principally known for the numerous cures that have taken...
  • Material Girl: Madonna set to design junior clothing range inspired by daughter Lourdes

    03/12/2010 2:11:55 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 11 replies · 548+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:40 AM on 12th March 2010 | Maysa Rawi
    She created a look that defined a generation, has served as a muse to Jean Paul Gaultier and starred in campaigns by designers including Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabanna. Now Madonna, 51, is set to design her own clothing range - for children. Not content with singing, modelling and acting, the diva is keen to turn her hand to designing. With help from daughter Lourdes,13, the queen of pop is collaborating with U.S. based Iconix Brand Group to create new venture MG Icon. The first collection, 'Material Girl', available at 200 Macy stores and online, will comprise of back-to-school...
  • Healing ‘gift’ from Lourdes visit frees ALS victim from wheelchair (Catholic Caucus)

    08/25/2009 5:39:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 500+ views
    cna ^ | August 25, 2009
    The grotto at Lourdes where the Blessed Mother appeared to St. Bernadette Turin, Italy, Aug 25, 2009 / 12:03 am (CNA).- A woman who suffered from a severe nerve disease now no longer uses her wheelchair and has even gone for a run, after she visited to Lourdes earlier in August. The woman credits the baths at Lourdes for the ‘gift’ of her improved health.Antonia Raco, 50, had been in a wheelchair for four years because of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She made a trip to the shrine at Lourdes on August 5.''Ever...
  • Cuba, Cyberwar and Toilet Paper

    08/21/2009 4:57:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 939+ views ^ | 20 August 2009 | Posted in ubiwar by Tim Stevens
    SNIPPET: "In March, La Nueva Cuba, an online newspaper, reported that “Russian personnel has been in Cuba for several months working on modernizing SIGINT operations in the old Lourdes surveillance and monitoring facility.” The Web site said the supposed renovation was: …part of a project of rearming and modernization of Russian armed forces and the goal of completion by 2011. The new operations could include military sections dedicated to hacking or computer systems espionage with a capacity to neutralize U.S. military networks… Then last week, an opinion piece appeared in Miami Herald. The headline: Cuba capable of waging a cyberwar....
  • Catholic Caucus: The Allure of Lourdes

    08/02/2009 3:23:21 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 392+ views
    Trdition Family and Property ^ | Friday, July 31, 2009 | John Horvat
    The Allure of Lourdes Written by John Horvat    Friday, July 31, 2009 A Place of Violent ContrastMy first impression of Lourdes was that it is a place of dramatic contrast, born of violence and extremes. I found it unexpectedly dramatic. The rocky foothills of the Pyrenees are filled with abrupt cliffs, mysterious caves and scraggly brush. The River Gave rapidly flows with violent intensity. While praying at the Grotto, it was not uncommon to feel sudden gusts of strong winds that added to the sense that something different and important was happening there. The intensely hot sun of...
  • Lourdes: ‘Possessed woman kills mother with crucifix

    03/26/2009 6:09:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 449+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | March 26, 2009
    A disturbing case in France. A French woman who thought that she was possessed by the Devil has murdered her elderly mother with a crucifix. The killing took place in the Catholic site of pilgrimage Lourdes, in the French Pyrenees. French media reported the case on Wednesday. ‘I had visions in a dream. I saw that I was the Devil,’ said the 34-year old woman to police officers after her arrest. Her apartment in Lourdes was replete with crucifixes. She killed her 81-year old mother with one of the crucifixes and a lamp. After the murder on Monday evening she...
  • 'Crucifix' killing in French pilgrimage town [Lourdes]

    03/25/2009 5:36:42 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Google News page ^ | 26 March 2009 | Anon
    A woman who thought she was the devil killed her elderly mother with a crucifix and other objects in the French Catholic pilgrimage town Lourdes, officials and press reports said Wednesday. ... The Depeche du Midi newspaper said she had grabbed one of the many crucifixes adorning their apartment in the southwestern town and used it along with other objects to beat her mother to death overnight Monday. The paper said she had told police: "I had visions in a dream. I saw that I was the devil, that I was evil." ...