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Our Lady of Lourdes

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Here are some photos in and around Lourdes. Also, check out this recently translated, timeless Marian classic of French spirituality. Enjoy the photos and the Feast day!

P.S. I am posting this on Feb. 11, the actual Feast, but WordPress seems to be dating this post Feb. 12.

The Lourdes Grotto

The Lourdes Grotto

The place where St. Bernadette prayed on Feb. 11, 1858

The place where St. Bernadette prayed on Feb. 11, 1858

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The paternal home of St. Bernadette

The paternal home of St. Bernadette

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"Bernadette Soubirous was born in this room on January 7, 1844."

“Bernadette Soubirous was born in this room on January 7, 1844.”

Le Cachot - the one room dwelling where the Soubirous family had to live for a time

Le Cachot – the one room dwelling where the Soubirous family had to live for a time

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In January 1858, she declared: "I wish to return to Lourdes to go to class there and to make my first Communion."

In January 1858, she declared: “I wish to return to Lourdes to go to class there and to make my first Communion.”

St. Bernadette Soubirous

St. Bernadette Soubirous

The baptismal font where St. Bernadette was baptized

The baptismal font where St. Bernadette was baptized

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The burial place of the nun who did not like St. Bernadette

The burial place of the nun who did not like St. Bernadette

Statue of Fr. Peyramale, pastor of Lourdes

Statue of Fr. Peyramale, pastor of Lourdes

Fr. Peyramale's burial place

Fr. Peyramale’s burial place

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The place for the sick

The place for the sick

The basilica at Lourdes

The basilica at Lourdes

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The end of the evening procession

The end of the evening procession

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The building where confessions were heard

The building where confessions were heard

St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney

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A view of the fortress from the hotel

A view of the fortress from the hotel

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The Grotto at night

The Grotto at night

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Trinity Sunday

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity is celebrated today.  The first (recorded) time that God revealed Himself as a Trinity of Persons was at the Annunciation in Nazareth to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  “Behold thou shalt conceive and bear a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High.  The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee” (Lk. 1:31-32, 35).

The interior of Mary's home in Nazareth

The interior of Mary’s home in Nazareth

"The Word became flesh here."

“The Word became flesh here.”

The grotto of the Annunciation

The grotto of the Annunciation

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St. Maximilian Kolbe (2/27)

“There is not one single heroic act that we are unable to accomplish with the help of the Immaculate.”

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St. Maximilian Kolbe (2/19)

“The love of the Immaculate is the most perfect love with which a creature can love God.  With Her heart, then, let us strive to love the heart of Jesus more and more.  Let this be our greatest work.”

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St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (2/15)

“We shall know in a very short time exactly what Heaven is like.  In a hundred years time, surely not one of us shall walk in this world…that is a short time!  Let us, then, prepare ourselves well under the guidance of Mary Immaculate.”

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St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (2/12)

“Let us weigh up the joys and troubles of our whole life and offer them to Mary Immaculate for the conquest of all souls.”

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Our Lady of Lourdes

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes!

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/travels/sub-index2004/trav_lourdes-2004_en.htm

The Massabielle Grotto

The Massabielle Grotto

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