We ask bloggers and readers to please pray for our friends and relatives who are suffering at this time; on this Feast, we remember especially supporters/readers of Catholic Truth who have asked us to remember them in our prayers. Our Lady of Lourdes, health of the sick, pray for them.
Feel free to add your own petitions for prayer on this thread, and, as with all Feast Day threads, post your favourite hymns, prayers, experiences, accounts of miracles, funny stories etc.
Between February 11 and July 26, 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl, experienced 18 apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the nearby Massabielle grotto. During the 9th vision, an underground spring with healing powers was revealed. The Holy See recognizes 67 miracles attributable to the water that flows from it.
For more details of the story of Lourdes, click on the image above.