Skip to comments.Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 11th of February 2015
Posted on 02/11/2015 9:53:05 PM PST by OrthodoxIndianCatholic
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the 11th of February.
On this important Feast Day, here are my thoughts:
AT LOURDES AS THE IMMACULATE-
The French Shrine of Lourdes is famous and known throughout the world. In this picturesque French Town which is at the foot of the Pyrenees, Our Lady appeared eighteen times to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.
Confirming the dogma proclaimed by Blessed Pope Pius, the Ninth four years earlier, the Mother of God spoke to the little visionary and presented herself as "The Immaculate Conception".
She was required to go to the River Gave to where the water miraculously gushed out in which millions of pilgrims bathe and are miraculously cured of many sicknesses as has been established by a rigorous Medical Centre.
Even at Lourdes, Our Lady left a Message. "Penance, Penance, Penance".
Don Bosco - that great Marian Saint of the nineteenth century told his boys of Valdocco of these miraculous events during the novena of the Immaculate Conception in the year 1858.
Therefore, while the world changed in the nineteenth century, Our Lady visited us.
She presented herself in splendid, matchless, and indescribable beauty as all the seers attested.
She understood that history could take an unfortunate twist and that people could forget God, misuse their freedom, causing very grave suffering, destruction, and death.
Is that not what is happening today ??
Rene Laurentin, a great Mariologist explains that Mother Mary, being the closest to Christ is in the communion of Saints, closest to the members of his Mystical Body, the Church.
For this reason, she visits us in order to help prevent irreparable disaster from destroying Christians in particular and the whole world in general.
She incessantly repeats, albeit in different words, what she said at Cana in Galilee: "Do whatever he tells you".
Credits and References :
1) Don Bosco's Madonna, Mumbai April 2012, Vol- 13, No - 12 "Mary's Visits" by Roberto Spataro Page 29
2) Official Website of Our Lady of Lourdes, France
Greetings from Mumbai, India again.
I am an Indian Catholic from the Former Portuguese Colony of Goa on the West Coast of India. I was born and raised in Mumbai, India and I live currently in Mumbai, India.
Catholics are just 1% of the population of India.
I am a Catholic "Apologetic". I believe I have been sent on earth to promote Jesus Christ and Mother Mary.
Since, you'll know about my Catholic Blog - I might as well talk about it.
I am promoting known and unknown Catholic Classics @ my Catholic Blog.
I strongly recommend reading the following Catholic Classics @ my Blog. I am listing a few of them for your convenience.
1. The Blessed Eucharist- Our Greatest Treasure.
2. The Hidden Treasure of Holy Mass by Saint Leonard of Port Maurice.
3. The Foot of the Cross by Father Faber - meant to be read specially during the forthcoming season of Lent and specially on Good Friday. It is all about the Sorrows of Mary.
My Catholic Blog is "Catholic Classics Unlimited".
Here it is http://catholicclassics88.blogspot.in/
Why would you post your stuff on Free Republic?
Boggers need to sign in under blogging and that’s no guarantee you’ll get your stuff posted here.
Besides we have plenty of Catholic stuff posted here .
May the God of the Bible show you the error of your ways.
You have entered the lion’s den.
We have an Indian priest, he is visiting India right now.
At FR people call those who try to get traffic to their blogs, blog pimps but as long as you just post interesting things I think you’ll find some lively conversation. You might not like it all though.
This is a very excellent poster. Lay off.
Must be you are catholic maybe?.
LOL, I think we've hit the only real reason why you are "concerned."
At FR people call those who try to get traffic to their blogs, blog pimps but as long as you just post interesting things I think youll find some lively conversation. You might not like it all though.
IMO only those who post only blog excerpts are "blog pimps". As far as I can tell, OrthodoxIndianCatholic is posting his full blog entry. To that end, he's no pimp and the full entry is much appreciated.
I'm still mystified as to why he, as a self-described Indian Catholic living in Mumbai India, thinks that a website devoted to American politics is the right place to repost his blog. There are other FReepers who post from outside the USA, but they post about American politics (in most cases because they are American citizens living abroad). OrthodoxIndianCatholic, however, has posted nothing with regards to American political conservativism or even Catholic politics in general. In that regard, I simply don't get the appeal of FR for him, except as a source of blog hits.
A very excellent poster? This is all I see for him. Is he a retread that you know of?
Mary Unites Christians, Cardinal Tells Anglicans (Pilgrimage to Lourdes Called a Miracle)
Anglican archbishop comes under fire for homily at Lourdes [Ecumenical]
On the Message of Lourdes
Pope delivers anti-euthanasia message at Lourdes
At Prayer (Pope's pilgrimage to Lourdes) [Ecumenical]
Pope Benedict XVl's Homily at Lourdes
Pope Benedict goes to France, and to Lourdes (full coverage and links) [Catholic Caucus]
Pope to Pray for World at Feet of Our Lady (of Lourdes) [Catholic Caucus]
Papal calendar: Lourdes visit, four new saints and the Bible Synod
Lourdes and Penance(Catholic Caucus)
Vatican marks 150th anniversary of Lourdes girl's visions of ary
Pope OKs plenary indulgence for Lourdes' 150th anniversary [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus}
On Lent... and Lourdes (Benedict XVI's Angelus address)
The challenge of finding peace in Lourdes
Anglicans keep Lourdes anniversary (8 bishops plan unprecedented pilgrimage)
Trips to Lourdes to Cut Time Spent in Purgatory
A Different Take On Health Care: A Trip to Lourdes (Catholic Caucus)
Catholic Church officials call for more clergy to work at Marian shrine in Lourdes
150th Anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic Caucus)
Pope: From Lourdes to Seoul, I entrust the worlds sick and suffering to Mary [Catholic Caucus] (Locked)
fear and loathing at Lourdes (French bishops shudder 'avec peur')
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
Woman whose healing is 67th Lourdes miracle tells her story
Catholic Church vets 67th Lourdes 'miracle'
Our Lady of Lourdes February 11
Our Lady of Lourdes
Paralyzed Woman Cured at Lourdes Shrine
Lourdes Has Its 66th Officially Recognized Miracle
His own home page seems strange.
Greetings from Mumbai, India.
I cannot mail anyone. It says that my account is new to use this feature.
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