Say the novena.
Pray a decade of the rosary. Invocations: “Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!” “Saint Bernadette, pray for us!” “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!” Go to Mass and Holy Communion on 11th February. It is also recommended that you receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the octave.
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, You appeared in the hollow of the rock of Massabielle To Bernadette, a small and simple shepherdess from Bigorre. You brought her the radiant light of your smile, The gentle, resplendent brightness of your presence.
Day by day, you built a relationship with her Where you looked at her like one person talking to another. We, too, come here before you in our poverty, and we humbly pray to you.
May those who doubt discover the joy of trust, May those who despair sense your discreet presence.
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, You revealed your name to Bernadette By simply saying “I am the Immaculate Conception”.
May we discover the joy of a forgiveness that never falters, Instil in us the desire for a rediscovered innocence and a joyful holiness.
Help the blinded sinner.
You who gave birth to the Saviour of the world, Look tenderly on our beautiful but tragic world.
Open in us the path of hope, Guide us to the One who is the Living Source, Jesus, your Son, who teaches us to say Our Father…