“She is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror.” ~Antiphon for the feast of the Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary at Lourdes Hail to Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 2023!
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Our Lady of Lourdes and Fr. Robert Hugh Benson
Today, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. This feast commemorates a series of Church authenticated apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Bernadette Soubirous (b. 1844- d. 1879) in 1858 at Lourdes, France. In 1908, the English Catholic priest and writer, Fr. Robert Hugh Benson (primarily remembered as the writer of Lord of the World), visited…