For over 150 years, countless faithful have been praying to Our Lady of Lourdes for healing from illness, injury and affliction.
Every year, millions of pilgrims make their way to Lourdes, France to visit the grotto where Our Heavenly Mother appeared to St. Bernadette, praying for healing and collecting the miraculous water from the sacred spring that flows there.
I have arranged for five special healing prayer services in your honor, so that your needs for prayer may be lifted to Heaven for Our Lady of Lourdes intercession.
First, I would like to offer your needs for prayer to be remembered in three monthly healing Masses for the next 12 months:
- The first two Masses with be held at the two spiritual centers of the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate USA — the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio, Texas, and the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois.
- The third Mass will be held at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes at the original site of her apparition in Lourdes, France.
In addition, I have arranged for two Healing Novenas to be said in your honor. These nine consecutive days of Masses will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois as well as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France. The novenas will start on September 29 and continue for nine days.
Your prayers will be remembered during the Monthly Healing Masses at all three of these locations for the next 12 months, as well as at the two Healing Novenas. Missionary Oblate priests, brothers and Shrine pilgrims will pray with you for the petitions.
Just as Our Lady offers hope and healing, donor support of our Missionary Oblates brings spiritual and physical healing to the mission poor around the world. I hope today you can make a gift of $15, $10, $25 or whatever you can afford that will help provide food for the hungry, medical care to the sick and hope to those suffering.
When you support Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, you are also fulfilling that calling to provide comfort and hope to those most in need. If you would like to put your support to work as quickly as possible, I encourage you to donate below.
Our Lady of Lourdes has been called upon to aid the sick and injured for many years. Even members of our own Mazenodian-Oblate Family have experienced her healing miracles first-hand, and have written to me about them:
Beatriz was diagnosed with stage III endometrial cancer, requiring surgery and a round of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. At every session, Beatriz recited a prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes found on a prayer card she received from the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate USA and blessed herself with Lourdes water she received from a friend. Today, Beatriz is cancer free.
This story is just one example of the miracles that can happen when we pray and trust in Our Lady to bring our needs in front of Our Lord.
Prayer is our greatest weapon against stress, anxiety, fear and sadness and praying often is important. The more we pray, the closer we grow in our faith, nurturing a strong connection to Our Lord and Heavenly Mother. It is through prayer that miracles occur, so we are encouraged to spend more time in prayer.
Be sure to send me the names of your loved ones in need of healing so they may be remembered in our healing prayer celebrations.
Our Missionary Oblates work every day to bring hope and healing to those suffering from the wounds of hunger, disease, neglect and advanced age… and they need your assistance to help make miracles happen in the lives of the mission poor.
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate,
Father David P. Uribe, OMI
Oblate Chaplain Director
Send your prayer petitions
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.
To thank your for your generosity, I would like to send you a gift that I hope will help in your healing journey.
Thank you for your generosity and for being a dedicated member of Our Mazenodian-Oblate Family. May Our Lady of Lourdes grant you and your loved ones healing and relief.
Thank you for your support.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your gift shortly.