A Song for Bernadette by Sister Maris Stella “An image of Our Lady stands in a shady corner of the room. I break the gloom with a potted violet tended and set most surely for a sign: this is a shrine. And even more this is a door through which I see things dear to me: the niche upon the…
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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…