VATICAN - The Month of Mary - «Qué Soy Era Immaculada Councepciou»:
The 18 Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes in 1858 (6)
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Sunday 21 February 1858: 6th Apparition.
“The Lady appears early in the morning to Bernadette who is accompanied by about a hundred people. The local doctor tells the story: «Bernadette left his arm and went forward to the back of the Grotto; I noted a rapid change in her face, until then the expression of perfect happiness and suddenly saddened; tears poured from her eyes and rolled down her cheeks. I was surprised to see the change in that situation. When she had finished her prayers and the mysterious being had disappeared I asked what had happened; she replied - for a moment the Lady lifted her eyes from me to look in the distance above my head; then, when she looked again at me because I had asked why she was so sad, she said,- pray for the poor, for the world in such anguish. I was then reassured by the expression of goodness and serenity on her face…and she disappeared- she was later questioned by police officer JACOMET who had been present at the apparition and wished to know what Bernadette saw.”
(J.M.) (Agenzia Fides 8/5/2007, righe 13, parole 197)
Lourdes booklet of hymns 8a
Lourdes booklet of hymns 8b