Thursday, February 12, 2009

St Bernadette Soubirous

This February 11th was the 151st anniversary of the apparitions of St Bernadette at Lourdes.
Thirty years after her death, her body was exhumed and found to be in a perfect state of preservation; her skin is even soft to the touch. Read about this miracle at Catholic Online.
The world needs the message of prayer and penance even more now than then. The Holy Father had declared a year of jubilee to celebrate the anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The girls and I have been very sick for three weeks, and tonight we watched "The Song of Bernadette" and prayed the rosary (a day late, we lost track of the date) in thanksgiving for our slow return to health.
Please pray the rosary for our president and for the world.


Monica said...

So sorry to hear you're sick. I hope you're all on the mend. We went to a beautiful Mass last night in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. John Michael was given a special announting and we were all sprinkled with holy water from Lourdes. Our priest followed with a benediction. It was a perfect evening... Get better!

SQUELLY said...

Hope you are feeling better. I love The Song of Bernadette. I love Bernadette. She said she would forget nobody - I am sure she will not forget America at this time. I join your prayer from across the Atlantic. Peace!