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 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God is celebrated annually on January 1st.
In honor of Our Lady’s special day, I’d like to share a traditional hymn that highlights her role as Mother.
Last year I wrote a post about the Holy Rosary.
Since October is dedicated to this devotion, and the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7th, I’d like to share this post again.
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.
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).
Today, August 22nd the Church celebrates the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
From the earliest ages of the catholic church a Christian people, whether in time of triumph or more especially in time of crisis, has addressed prayers of petition and hymns of praise and veneration to the Queen of Heaven. And never has that hope wavered which they placed in the Mother of the Divine King, Jesus Christ; nor has that faith ever failed by which we are taught that Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, reigns with a mother’s solicitude over the entire world, just as she is crowned in heavenly blessedness with the glory of a Queen (Venerable Pius XII, Ad Caeli Reginam 1).
During my recent pilgrimage in Lourdes, I witnessed Mary’s Queenship being honored in a number of ways.
One event stood out to me the most. I’d like to share it with you because it connects to today’s feast.