Our Lady of Lourdes

Mary as “One of Us” in Our Lady of Lourdes

"Immaculate Conception" (detail) by Murillo

Over the years, I have wondered how much Mary and I have in common.  First I wondered, because I wasn’t a mother and we lived in such different times.  Now I wonder, because I am not so patient or flawless in my mothering as I imagine she was.  I asked myself if she could possibly understand the frustrations, the challenges, […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Josemaría Escrivá

St. Josemaría Escrivá

“Virgin Immaculate, my Mother, do not abandon me. See how my poor heart is filled with tears. I do not want to offend my God!” (St. Josemaría Escrivá, The Forge #215) February 11 is the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote from Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes

“I am the Immaculate Conception.”  (Our Lady of Lourdes, March 25, 1858) February 11 is the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes  If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! […]

A Reluctant Pilgrim at Lourdes

Lourdes Basilica

Many Catholics would be eager to be given an all-expenses-paid trip to Lourdes, but there are some who might decline. After all, not everyone is keen on overseas travel, not to mention the huge crowds that gather there. And as the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes approaches on Feb. 11, I find myself wondering what I would do. […]