“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!
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…