Our Lady of Lourdes Extravaganza

Do you believe in miracles? What is a miracle? And do we use that word just a little too freely. Maybe, but it all depends upon your perspective. A miracle, in my opinion, always involves Heavenly Intervention. Surviving a natural disaster or a terrible accident is a miracle. Finding something once thought as lost is a miracle. Life is a miracle.

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Our Lady of Lourdes Feast in Three Courses

Our Lady of Lourdes is a feast day celebrated on February 11th each year to honor the first appearance of Our Lady to young girl in France on February 11, 1858. It’s interesting to note that Catholics are not obligated to accept the appearance at Lourdes as an article of faith. Such matters are considered by the Church to be a private matter.

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A Peasant’s Simple Feast

On February 11, 1858, a young girl was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. Two of the girls crossed a little stream in front of a grotto, and walked on, leaving the young girl alone. She had always been sickly, and feared crossing the cold waters of the stream to join the others. So she waiting for her companions to return.

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