Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

**Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes

O Mary, you who appeared to Bernadette in the hollow of the rock, in the cold and shadow of winter, you brought the warmth of a presence, the friendship of a smile, the light and beauty of grace.

In the hollow of our obscure lives, in the hollow of this world where evil is strong, bring hope, give more trust.

You who said to Bernadette ‘I am the Immaculate Conception’ come to help us, sinners. Give us the courage of conversion, the humility of penitence and the perseverance of praying for sinners, that we are.

We confide to you all whom we carry in our heart, and especially the sick and those who have lost hope, you who are ‘Our Lady of Good Help’.

You who guided Bernadette to discover the spring, guide us towards Him who is the source of eternal life, He who gave us the Holy Spirit so that we can dare say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St Bernadette, pray for us.

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!**

Joining you in prayer.
Mary.

Just a question as I am a “cradle Catholic” who fell away about 30 years ago and am now blessed and happy to be home again at long last. I am sincerely trying to atone for my many years away and part of that is joining this awesome site, taking the Flocknotes on line catechism course, reading everything I can find on any and all aspects of our faith—and of course, pray, pray, PRAY!. Anyway, being absent for so long, I missed out on a lot of info. Are there any new and recent miracles in Fatima that have been accepted as such by our church? I know many people over the years claim cures and I’ve heard that the walls there are lined with crutches, etc of people who have been healed. (Oh how I wish I could afford to go there myself to pray–but I am pretty sure that unless a financial miracle should occur in my life, that I will never be able to do so.) SO, I just am wondering if there has been any new large “sign”–like the miracle of the sun, only more recently? Also, regarding Medjugorde, I don’t know why this supposed miracle disturbs me a little, but I can’t help but notice after reading multiple sites with pictures, movies and so-on, that all 3 of the people involved there have made careers out of speaking and each site is trying to sell you artifacts, rosaries etc. Yet, I understand that that least 1 Pope believed it to be legitimate. What can anyone tell me on these subjects? Thank you in advance, by the way:thumbsup:

Perhaps you can find some of your answers from the source

Our Lady of Fatima official website:

santuario-fatima.pt/portal/?lang=EN

I would recommend, “John Paul II, the Pope who understood Fatima” by: Eduardo Sigüenza

Our Lady of Lourdes official website:

en.lourdes-france.org/

As for your question concerning Medjugorje we are not really supposed to discuss unapproved Marian apparitions or private revelations

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=434589

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

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