MARY, OUR MOTHER

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/11/2014


   
   Our Lady of Lourdes Statue 
The Lourdes Grotto at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana     
 (c)Mary TV 2012


       
J.M.J

February 11, 2014
Our Lady of Lourdes

Dear Family of Mary!

Today the Church celebrates the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 at Lourdes. The Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette quickly became a pilgrimage spot where millions of people have since journeyed to ask for healing and graces from Our Lady. Many people have been healed at Lourdes. And today we celebrate the great graces that have been poured out through that little cave by the river Gave.

In Medjugorje, pilgrims also come for the sake of healing. And a great number have been healed. In the early days the visionaries asked Our Lady about the sick often. Here is one of her replies:


Thursday, November 26, 1981
 
This evening, the Blessed Virgin was smiling. We prayed and sang with her. We asked her questions about the sick.
"Have a strong faith, pray and fast and they will be cured. Be confident and rest in joy. Go in the peace of God. Be patient and pray for the cure. Goodbye, my dear angels."


Our Lady directs the visionaries to tell the people to pray and fast for the sick, to have strong faith and be confident, to be patient and to pray. Like Jesus, she knows that it is the faith of those who ask that will obtain the healing. Our Lady comes to Medjugorje to increase our faith, so that we will be open to receiving the healings and graces we need. She did the same at Lourdes.

Here is a lovely litany in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes that we can pray today with all our hearts for our beloved sick. May all our suffering loved ones be healed through our faith-filled prayer for them:

Litany of Our Lady of Lourdes

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
have mercy on us.


Holy Mary...Pray for us...
Holy Mother of God...
Mother of Christ...
Mother of our Savior...
Our Lady of Lourdes, help of Christians...
Our Lady of Lourdes, source of love...
Our Lady of Lourdes, mother of the poor...
Our Lady of Lourdes, mother of the handicapped...
Our Lady of Lourdes, mother of orphans...
Our Lady of Lourdes, mother of all children...
Our Lady of Lourdes, mother of all nations...
Our Lady of Lourdes, mother of the Church...
Our Lady of Lourdes, friend of the lonely...
Our Lady of Lourdes, comforter of those who mourn...
Our Lady of Lourdes, shelter of the homeless...
Our Lady of Lourdes, guide of travelers...
Our Lady of Lourdes, strength of the weak...
Our Lady of Lourdes, refuge of sinners...
Our Lady of Lourdes, comforter of the suffering...
Our Lady of Lourdes, help of the dying...

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.
Christ graciously hear us.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let Us Pray:
Grant us, your servants, we pray you, Lord God, to enjoy perpetual health of mind and body. By the glorious intercession of Blessed Mary ever Virgin, may we be
delivered from present sorrows, and enjoy everlasting happiness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
University of Notre Dame
(c) Mary TV 2012 



In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2014



 


 "Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!"   
Blessed John Paul II  -
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