On February 11 (Sunday), the Day of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated. On that date, the Prayer for Peace in the Nations channel will begin the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, a devotion whose purpose is to pray to the Virgin Mary for the physical and spiritual healing of all souls. This virtual prayer meeting will be broadcast live at 8 a.m. (Brasília Time Zone)
Until the 19th (Monday), when the nine days of the novena are completed, people from all over the world will be gathered via the Internet to pray to Our Lady of Lourdes. Be part of this current of light!
Why is Our Lady of Lourdes the patron of the sick?
Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the Faces of the Virgin Mary. Her relationship with healing is related to the history of Her Apparitions in the city of Lourdes, France.
In this place, on February 11, 1858, the Most Holy Mary appeared for the first time to a 14-year-old girl named Marie-Bernard Soubirous, who in 1933 was canonized and became known as Saint Bernadette. The Apparitions took place 18 times in a cave called "Massabielle".
At the time, the Holy Virgin made a source of water spring up in the grotto. These waters soon began to produce considered miraculous healings - which occur to this day and have turned Lourdes into one of leading Marian pilgrimage sites of the world.
Just as the water that sprang forth in Massabielle, may your souls be washed so that, cleansed by the action of the Holy Spirit, you may once again find Peace, and the incalculable Love of the Celestial Father.
The Virgin Mary, February 11, 2019
At that time, the Apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes in the grotto of Massabielle also confirmed to the world the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, that is, the belief in the birth of Mary of Nazareth as a pure being, without the stain of original sin. This is because it was in this way that the Virgin Mary, when questioned by Saint Bernardette, identified Herself: "I am the Immaculate Conception".
As it was in Lourdes, My Immaculate Conception is revealed to all through the permanent state of transformational and redeeming Grace that your Celestial Mother lives. If souls only came to the heart of My Grace, many difficult situations would take the course of a better result for all.
The Virgin Mary, May 31, 2015
May the faith and devotion of all the participants of the Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes create a powerful channel for the Mother of the World and Her Angels to pour out graces of healing and restoration upon the Earth!
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
Date: February 11-19, 2024
Time: 8am (live)
Transmission: Prayer for Peace in the Nations