Friday, February 2, 2007

Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes: February 2 - 11

Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes at Assumption Grotto

I just wanted to slip this in here after stumbling across it at the Assumption Grotto website. They will be doing the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes after all Masses from today through the 11th.

You can pray it even if you can't make it to Mass. There are several versions of it online.

I'll supply you with two versions of the novena:
The Confraternity has a wonderful Rosary site if you have not yet visited. I have previously profiled it here.

Here are a few more pics from Assumption Grotto taken on August 15, 2006. For those unfamiliar with this parish, there is a cemetary behind the Church and in the cemetary was built a Grotto in the late 1800's after the pastor at that time (can't quote exact year), had visited Lourdes and was impressed to build this center for devotion here in Southeast, Michigan. We have a parish historian and I hope to bring you some of the fine work she has done, along with photos of the parish taken long ago. This is our 175th and I would like honor it first by sharing the story of how my parish ended up with a Grotto in honor of the Blessed Mother at Lourdes, France.

There is also a statue of Bernadette, and an Angel fountain in front of the Grotto. These were also taken at the conclusion of the August 15, 2006 evening Mass outdoors.

Click here to see 23 stunning photo posts from August 15, 2006

Click here to visit the Lourdes website.

Church approved cures attributed to the Blessed Mother at Lourdes