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The Our Lady of Lourdes Novena

Laura DeMaria

Pray More Novenas has announced the next novena, which starts tomorrow, February 2, this one to Our Lady of Lourdes. This novena is particularly special to me given my devotion to Our Lady, and also because my home parish is Our Lady of Lourdes (or OLOL as the ol' regulars call it). The church is actually doing its own novena to her, with Mass intentions and lots of fanciness.

For the story of the apparition of our Lady of Lourdes, there are lots of good resources, including here, and about Bernadette, to whom Mary appeared, here. Lourdes, France, is now a pilgrimage site and many people have found miraculous cures visiting the water there. I believe it!

I find praying the novena first thing in the morning works best for me, and it's a lovely way to not only ask for intercession, but be reminded of all the good things I already have. 

The novena ends February 11, the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Don't forget to sign up here!

What, or who, will you pray for?