Marlene Watkins, President and Foundress of Lourdes Volunteers, was named by Our Sunday Visitor as one of their 2015 Catholics of the Year.
For her founding and continued leadership of Lourdes Volunteers, which serves the sick in Lourdes, brings the sick to Lourdes, and brings Lourdes to those who cannot go (via Virtual Pilgrimages), Marlene humbly finds […]
The latest edition of our newsletter, Lourdes Letter, is now available! Take a look to keep up with the work we’ve been doing and the blessings that abound as we continue, with your help, to live our mission to extend the invitation of the Immaculate Conception as given to Bernadette in the Grotto at Lourdes.
The 2016 Volunteer and Medical Professional Conference will be held March 4-6 in Miami, Florida! Together, we’ll explore the unique ways in which we discover God’s mercy in caring for the sick and disabled in Lourdes, learning invaluable insights from experienced spiritual, medical, and volunteer leadership.
Join us for this weekend conference to:
Discover God’s Mercy Serving […]
Unite with Lourdes to Pray for Peace and Healing
On Monday, November 16, all those present in Lourdes
– pilgrims, volunteers, chaplains and the Sanctuary staff –
united in the Grotto in a moment of silent prayer for peace.
We ask today for you to join us and our friends in Lourdes by
continuing to pray for peace and healing in […]
Accurate measurement can be the final difference between profit and loss to small businesses. For the Soubirous family in 19th century, drought-stricken southern France, weights and measures must have been a defining factor in the loss of their small mill. Measurement surely must have been meaningful to any child living in a mill.
Years after the apparitions, […]
I am the Immaculate Conception
Today, we honor the Feast of the Annunciation and anniversary of the apparition when Our Lady revealed her identity to Bernadette in the Grotto at Lourdes saying: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
The March 25th Feast of the Annunciation is the anniversary of the day the Archangel Gabriel greeted Mary with the words we read in the book […]
A Heavenly Request and Promise
On Thursday, February 18, 1858, the day after Ash Wednesday, Our Lady spoke to Bernadette for the first time.
She requested to meet for fifteen days and made a promise of happiness–not of this world, but of the other world.
With the ashes still reminiscent on her forehead from just the day before, […]
Joyous Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes &the World Day of the Sick~February 11, 2015
We invite you to pray with us to Our Lady of Lourdes on her Feast Day!
Ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comfort of the afflicted, you know my needs, my troubles, my sufferings; […]
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“To extend the invitation of the Immaculate Conception as given to Bernadette in the Grotto at Lourdes; to serve the sick and suffering at Lourdes and at home following the loving example of St. Bernadette in simplicity, humility and obedience.”
“To extend the invitation of the Immaculate Conception as given […]