Notre-Dame de Lourdes 2008

Praying

Notre-Dame de Lourdes 2008

In Lourdes in 2004 John Paul II reminded us that “here the Blessed Virgin asked Bernadette to recite the Rosary, as she herself fingered the beads. This Grotto has thus become a unique school of prayer where Mary teaches everyone to gaze with burning love upon the face of Christ. Lourdes is the place, then, where the Christians of France, and those from so many other nations of Europe and the world, fall to their knees and pray.”

Hail Mary (Ave Maria)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

 

The Holy Rosary

The Joyous Mysteries

The Annunciation - The Visitation - The Nativity – The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple – The finding of the child Jesus in the Temple

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agony in the Garden – The Scourging at the Pillar – The Crowning with Thorns – The Carrying of the Cross – The Crucifixion and Death

The Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection – The Ascension into Heaven – The Descent of the Holy Spirit – The Assumption – The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Mysteries of Light

The Baptism of the Lord – The Marriage at Cana – The Proclamation of the Kingdom and call to Conversion – The Transfiguration – The Institution of the Eucharist

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes (11th February)

from 3rd to 11th February

  1. Say the Novena prayer each day.
  2. Say a decade of the Rosary, followed by the following 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."
  3. Receive Holy Communion on 11th February or on a day during the octave.
  4. Confession recommended.

 

Novena to the Immaculate Conception (8th December)

from 30th November to 8th December​

  1. Say the Novena prayer each day.
  2. Say a decade of the Rosary, followed by the following 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."
  3. Receive Holy Communion on 8th December or on a day during the octave.
  4. Confession recommended.

Mary,
You who appeared to Bernadette in the hollow of the rock, in the cold and depths of winter,
You brought the warmth of a presence, the friendship of a smile, the light and beauty of grace.
In the hollow of our often obscure lives, in the hollow of this world where Evil is powerful, bring hope, restore confidence.
You who said to Bernadette "I am the Immaculate Conception": come to the help of the sinners that we are.
Give us the courage of conversion, the humility of penance and the perseverance of prayer.
We entrust to you all those we carry in our hearts and especially the sick and those in despair, you who are "Our Lady of Good Help".
You guided Bernadette to the spring.
Guide us to Him who is the source of eternal life, the One who gave us the Holy Spirit, so that we dare to say:
Our Father who art in Heaven...