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Everyday Miracles of Lourdes: Book Club

Join us for the Everyday Miracles of Lourdes Book Club every Monday night at 8 PM ET!

 

  • Each week we will discuss a different chapter in the book, Everyday Miracles of Lourdes and will have special guest panelists.
  • You will be able to ask questions as well. Throughout our time together there will be exclusive offers for you and your friends, including how you can get an autographed copy of the book.
  • Join us by registering here!
  • Once you register with Zoom, you can attend each week and will receive reminders with links to join.
  • Miss a week here or there? No problem, as long as you are a member of the Everyday Miracles of Lourdes Book Club you will have access to past book club discussions.

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Hosted by Vickie Revetto Sudolcan and Tom Buchanan

Vickie has been participating in book clubs for more than two years and is currently part of five different book clubs. She has been to Lourdes twice, most recently in February 2023 as part of the Everyday Miracles of Lourdes Book Launch Pilgrimage.

Tom is a two-time Lourdes Volunteer, serving our supportive care pilgrims as a brancardier, and hosted the official launch of Everyday Miracles of Lourdes on February 11, 2023, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. He recently accompanied Marlene on several book tour appearances and book signings through Pennsylvania and Florida. 

Schedule

Subject to change. We will update details as dates approach.

Each week we will discuss a different chapter in Everyday Miracles of Lourdes and will have special guest panelists.

September 11: Marlene

The author recalls first-hand traumatic events leading to agoraphobia and an unexpected healing in the Baths at Lourdes.

September 18: Claudette

A decades-lapsed Catholic with both bipolar disorder and addictions feels her life drastically change on a pilgrimage to Lourdes. 

September 25: Pancho

A new convert cannot bond with the Blessed Mother until volunteering in Lourdes affirms that Mary is important to Her Son and to each of us. 

October 2: Chrissy

A young woman diagnosed with ALS experiences an unexpected cure during a Pope’s 2008 visit to Lourdes and volunteers to serve the sick.

October 9: Ida-Linda

After the death of her husband, a widow learns she is an abortion survivor and descends into depression until a trip to Lourdes leads her out of the depths of despair. 

October 16: Cora

An avid gardener severely allergic to bees is stung and lands in the intensive care unit of a California hospital where she envisions the Lourdes Eucharistic Procession and realizes the path to heaven. 

October 23: Jamie

A young adult quadriplegic living in an institutional group home sinks into bitterness until he finds his purpose in Lourdes and forms a special relationship with the Sign of the Cross and North American Lourdes Volunteers.

October 30: Andrea

After a leukemia diagnosis, a beautiful dying young woman travels to Lourdes where she overcomes her last obstacle to total love. 

November 6: Sheena

A fifteen year old pregnant teen who was dragged by her mother to abort her unplanned baby grieves her loss until a liquid grace fills the personal gap.

November 13: Dolores and Alejandro

An elderly prayerful couple struggles as the wife, nearing her one hundredth birthday, comes to fear surviving her beloved, but through a change of events is uplifted by Our Lady’s promise to St. Bernadette. 

November 20: Alley

Sexually abused by a neighbor, a young adopted girl bears her terrible secret as her mother battles bouts of debilitating depression. What she learns during a youth mission to Lourdes leads to a life-long healing.

November 27: Marlow

A mysterious packet arrives in the Lourdes Volunteers office with a Holy Eucharist inexplicably attached to a passport photo. The sender reverses his feelings of unworthiness when he learns humility and love from the life of St. Bernadette. 

December 4: Theresa

When her husband dies by suicide, a widow’s unending grief takes her to Lourdes where she meets a charming Irish man and finds happiness once again. 

December 11: Gene

A WWII veteran nearing the end of his life struggles with the haunting memory of a dying young enemy boy. During the annual International Military Pilgrimage at Lourdes, a volunteer from Holland meets the aging veteran and together reach realizations that bring peace to them both. 

December 18: Jeremy

After a profoundly disabled baby is placed in foster care, a physical therapist and her family give him a loving home life that is celebrated in the Grotto of Lourdes. 

December 25: NO MEETING
January 1: NO MEETING
January 8: Cynthia

Fearing the release of an abusive ex-husband who shot and left her for dead, a young mother plots a final revenge until a bottle of Lourdes water revamps her plan. 

January 15: Brian

Devestated by the death of his only son, a medical officer deploys one month later to the war-torn Middle East. He returns embittered until asked to accompany American veterans to Lourdes for the International Military Pilgrimage. 

January 22: Jenna

A U.S. Naval Officer and Underwater Demolition Explosives Special Operations Diver fears for the life of her newborn daughter born with an incurable debilitating medical condition. After a family journey to Lourdes, the family finds confidence in God’s plan allowing happiness to be restored at home. 

January 29: Colleen and Maris

Traveling to Lourdes, a lone woman in the airport is invited to join a small pilgrimage, which is later discovered to be the answer to her desperate prayers in Paris after losing all of her belongings in the airport while missing her flight home to Africa. With the help of her newfound friend and the nurse assigned to assist her, the dying woman who extended the impromptu invitation makes a holy Confession, reconciling herself to God in preparation for a holy death.

February 5: Earl

Following a pilgrimage to Lourdes, a man returns home to New Orleans and promises a neighbor he will watch over his elderly mother; then Hurricane Katrina strikes. He needs a miracle to survive and a saintly friend comes to the rescue.

February 12: Lindsey

When Covid-19 flooded her hospital, a nurse’s faith-filled strength provides physical and spiritual assistance to her patients.