“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…
St. Bernadette and Childlike Trust
“In the evening when you go to sleep, hold your beads, doze off reciting them, do like those babies who go to sleep mumbling, ‘Mamma! Mamma!'” St. Bernadette Soubirous (b. 1844- d. 1879) The advice, in the above quote, from St. Bernadette might sound silly to sophisticated ears, but so be it. The little saint of Lourdes was simply stating a…