Dear Friend in Christ,

I was blessed to visit Lourdes, France, for the first time in February 2020 for the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Upon entering the sanctuary, I was immediately struck by both the grandeur and simplicity of this most sacred Marian shrine.

The immensity of the holy site was obvious. When I concelebrated Mass on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11, there were more than 400 priests and 12,000 people in attendance. It was the greatest display of faith that I had ever experienced in my life.

But at the same time, this sacred space was full of the familiar simplicity of our faith — there was a daughter praying with her mother who was battling cancer, a priest who spent extra time counseling a person struggling with their faith and a patient volunteer helping an elderly couple find their way through the massive complex.

I am happy to say I will be returning to Lourdes again next month to concelebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to be able to participate in this experience again and am honored to represent our Oblate family of priests, brothers and co-missionaries at this most holy event.

I would like to offer you the chance to have you and your loved ones remembered during our prayer celebrations at the Lourdes Basilica in France as well as our two spiritual centers — including the Our Lady of Lourdes Novena of Masses from February 3 through February 11, her feast day.

You can also sign up here to receive Novena reflections via email (English).

Sign up here to receive Novena reflections via email (Spanish).

I look forward to praying for you through intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes. Thank you for your continued support of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

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Your prayers will be remembered during the Monthly Healing Masses at all three of these locations (Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio, Texas, National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL and Our Lady of Lourdes, France) for the next 12 months, as well as the two Healing Novenas.  Missionary Oblate priests, brothers and Shrine pilgrims will pray with you for your petitions.

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Thank you for your generosity and for being a co-missionary with us.  May Our Lady of Lourdes grant you and your loved ones healing and relief.

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