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Books (1) - LOURDES, by Johannes Jorgensen

In his book LOURDES, Danish author Johannes Jorgensen chronicles his eight days stay in the southern French town, where miraculous healings have taken place.  The 195-page-long book begins with Jorgensen’s arrival in Lourdes, quickly shifts… 116 more words


Healing vs. Curing

We have been celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes this past week at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.  (No big surprise there.)  There was a parish dinner Wednesday and another gathering in between Masses yesterday. 164 more words


Our Lady of Lourdes, and Why It's Hard to Leave

Last Wednesday was the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, the apparition of the Virgin Mary to St. Bernadette in the south of France in 1858. 672 more words


Lately, free will has been on my mind. I just finished reading East of Eden, after putting it off for years, and I was enchanted by its preoccupation with this question of will, of “timshel.” Of the things that humans may do or may not do, and the reasons for which we do one thing or another. 1,419 more words


Saturday was filled with so many blessings and graces! We started it off by visiting the Basilica of the Rosary and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. 472 more words


The Message of Lourdes

During the seven first Apparitions of the Virgin Mary, Bernadette has a face radiant with joy, happiness and light. Between the eighth and twelfth Apparitions all changed: the face of Bernadette became hard, sad and sorrowful, and moreover, Bernadette does incomprehensible things. 682 more words

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