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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes Pray for us!

It was on February 11th, 1858, that a beautiful lady first appeared to Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes, France.
Marie Bernard, or Bernadette as she was affectionately called, explained the vision she experienced in these words: "A gentle Light brightened the dark recess and there in the Light, a smile. A girl dressed in a white dress, tied with a blue ribbon, a white veil on her head, and a yellow rose on each foot."

A beautiful image [avoiding thinking about the connection to the Cheshire cat :-) ]. May our Lady lead us to her Son, heal our problems and help our parish community! Amen

I also found it interesting to discover the St. Bernadette was the first Canonized Saint that we have an actual photograph of. Interesting.....