Mary of the Month (February 2010)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

One February 11th the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the name of an apparition of Mary that happened in France 1858. An abundant spring of water flows out from the grotto where the apparition took place, and people go there to bathe in the hopes of being cured. This is a picture of the cave where the apparition happened, which is decorated with a statue of Our Lady wearing a blue sash, the way she appeared in 1858.

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