Oct 24, 2012

Would you like to help the Shrine at Lourdes?

Here is a link to the official website of the beloved Sanctuary of Lourdes, France.  There is a way you can help in the clean up that is continuing.  Much damage was apparently done from the innundation of water and mud. Look over the website and click on the "Solidarity" button. Click on the link below:


The Immaculate Conception
 Giovanni Tiepolo

Pictures of the damage and clean up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lourdes_sanctuaires/sets/72157631829164132/show/
Almighty ever-living God,
who heal us through correction
and save us by your forgiveness,
grant to those who seek your favor
in this sacred Sanctuary of Lourdes,

A place made holy by the visit of your own Mother,
the Blessed Virgin Mary,
that we may rejoice at the good weather
for which we hope.
and always use what in your goodness you bestow
for the glory of your name and for our well-being.
(Prayer adapted from the Roman Missal)