Television & Print
L-R: Lourdes: In Search for a Miracle (CBS 2012); Sacred Journeys: Lourdes (PBS, 2014); Nuestra Fe en Vivo (EWTN, 2016); At Home with Jim & Joy (EWTN, 2016)
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Sharing Message, Extending Mercy: Marlene Watkins Named a “Catholic of the Year”
The local woman who identifies herself as simply a “housewife” never thought she’d be called to serve the Church and its people through the message of Lourdes — nor did she think Our Sunday Visitorwould commend her for her service by naming her a 2015 Catholic of the Year. Click here to continue reading...
President of North American Lourdes Volunteers Calls Women to Holiness & Service
The President of the North American Lourdes Volunteers – an association that routinely accompanies people with serious illnesses and disabilities to the holy site of Lourdes – told the ladies gathered at this year’s convention of the Harrisburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (HDCCW) that they are both Marys and Marthas, called to serve the Church in various ways, but to serve nonetheless. Click here to continue reading...
Virtual Healing: Catholic Volunteers Bring the Faithful to Lourdes and Lourdes to the Faithful
Every year, 6 million pilgrims visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in southern France to pray for healing from illness and injury of all kinds. The sanctuary marks the spot where in 1858, 18 apparitions of Mary — identifying herself as the Immaculate Conception — appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. Click here to continue reading...
Sacred Heart Parishioner Sees Miracle
He went to the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine from Sept. 9-19 for a ten-day pilgrimage with a group of about 30 volunteers with Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers, LTD.
"I didn't know this until I got there, but everyone who goes to Lourdes is called there," said Harrell, a Sacred Heart Catholic Church parishioner.
In February 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in the grotto where the shrine is now located. Soubirous, now referred to as St. Bernadette, uncovered a fresh-water spring in the grotto at the request of the Blessed Mother that many believe has healing powers. Click here to continue reading...
Best of All Worlds: Ehrman Combines Nursing, Missionary Volunteering into Rewarding Life
In addition to being a wife, a mother of five home-schooled children, and a missionary volunteer, Lori Ehrman is also a surgical nurse at Hunt Regional Medical center the thread that knits all of these roles together is love, she points out. Click here to continue reading...