20-22 August: Feast of the Family of Our Lady of Lourdes throughout the world
During this year of Mercy the Sanctuary of Lourdes would like to get in touch with all those who, throughout the world, carry the name of Lourdes, of the Grotto of Massabielle or of Saint Bernadette: people, schools, communities or institutions. It seems to us that the very name gives us a mission: to share, with the world at large, the taste of the spring which gushes forth from the hollow of the rock, the taste of rebirth.
2016 marks the 140th anniversary of the Crowning of Our Lady of Lourdes. On the Feast of Mary Queen of Heaven we would like to revive the Archconfraternity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady of Lourdes which would become ‘The Family of Our Lady of Lourdes’ and would welcome Sanctuaries, groups and individuals as members, working together as messengers of Mary, following in the footsteps of Bernadette. So we invite you to be present or send us an indication of your willingness to be part of this initiative. It is simply about being a part of the Church’s great endeavour to announce the Good News of Jesus.
Father André Cabes, Rector of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes
Feast of the Family of Our Lady of Lourdes throughout the world
Feast of Mary Queen of Heaven, 140th anniversary of the Crowning of Our Lady of Lourdes
Participate by your presence in Lourdes, by sending your prayer intentions, by sending video messages to Lourdes.
Pray in union with the pilgrims at the Grotto, at the Masses, the processions and the Rosary in Lourdes
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Saturday 20 August:
9.00 pm Marian Procession during the octave of the Assumption with the Crowning of Our Lady of Lourdes
Sunday 21 August:
9.30 am International Mass
2.45 pm Passing through the Door of Mercy
3.30 pm Rosary at the Grotto followed by the blessing of the exhibition ‘Lourdes in the world’
Monday 22 August:
Feast of Mary Queen of Heaven (140th anniversary of the Crowning of Our Lady of Lourdes)
11.00 am at the Grotto
Bernadette’s prayer to the Queen of Heaven
Presentation of the Archconfraternity of ‘The Family of Our Lady of Lourdes’ 12 Noon Angelus at the Grotto
For further information on the ‘Family of Our Lady of Lourdes’, contact : email@example.com