I heard an incredible conversion story while watching a video of Venerable Fulton Sheen.
It’s about an atheist doctor, who was a fall-away Catholic, and his Catholic wife.
I was deeply touched by this true story and want to share it with you.
The saints are one of the most beautiful aspects of the Catholic Faith.
We connect to different saints for different reasons.
One saint I’m particularly drawn to is: Bernadette Soubirous.
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is February 11th.
In honor of the upcoming feast, I’m revisiting my Lourdes Series.
In this post I’ll focus on an important Catholic phrase and its connection to my blog and Lourdes.
In my previous post, I gave descriptions of the first nine apparitions in Lourdes.
In that post, there was an issue with the photos and they weren’t visible at first! The issue was fixed later and the photos are now visible.
If you weren’t able to view the photos when you initially read the post, please click here to revisit it. (I recommend doing this because the photos illustrate the connections.)
In this post, I’ll present the last nine apparitions and the connections between the past and the present.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous eighteen times in the Grotto of Massabielle.
The apparitions began on February 11th and ended on July 16th in the year 1858.
Before going to Lourdes, I had some knowledge of the apparitions.
However, I didn’t know all of details or the connections between the apparitions and what currently takes place at the Sanctuary.
I recently discovered information about the apparitions on the official Lourdes website.
In this post, I’d like to share information for the first nine apparitions.
I’ll also share connections between past and present events in Lourdes.
God calls each of us in different ways.
He may speak words that we hear in our minds or words that we hear through another person.
He may place a deep feeling within our heart or allow us to receive a revelation through Scripture or prayer.
We may experience His call in a dramatic or sudden way. More often, the encounter is gentle or gradual.
A call from God is both personal and specific. Each person’s experience is unique, and it can be hard to explain or put into words.
In this post, I’d like to share more about my call to Lourdes.
“Would you do me the kindness of coming here for fifteen days?” ~ Blessed Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous, February 18, 1858
I arrived in Lourdes, France on July 31st and left on August 6th.
(I learned that Lourdes is pronounced “Lourd” in French.)
It was a special experience that I’m grateful for. It still seems surreal that God permitted us to go!
Lourdes is a beautiful place, and I hope to return someday.
I’ve been reflecting on my time there, and I’m sure I’ll continue this process for a while…
Since so much occurred during the pilgrimage — and so much is continuing to unfold — I plan to write about it in pieces.
In this post, I’ll share how my friend and I presented our prayer intentions (both your intentions and mine).