Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – 11th February

Mary, you showed yourself to Bernadette in the crevice of the rock. In the cold and grey of winter, you brought the warmth, light and beauty of your presence, In the often obscure depths of our lives, in the depth of the world where evil is so powerful, bring hope, return our confidence! You are the Immaculate Conception, come to our aid, sinners that we are. … Continue reading Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – 11th February

The Immaculate Conception

Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It’s important to understand what the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is and what it is not. Some people think the term refers to Christ’s conception in Mary’s womb without the intervention of a human father; but that is the Virgin Birth. Others think the Immaculate Conception means Mary was conceived “by the power of the Holy Spirit,” … Continue reading The Immaculate Conception

Story of the Miraculous Medal

The Medal of the Immaculate Conception — popularly known as the Miraculous Medal — was designed by the Blessed Virgin herself! No wonder, then that it wins such extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary’s intercession and help. The First Apparition The story begins on the night of July 18-19, 1830. A child (perhaps her guardian angel) awakened Sister (now Saint) … Continue reading Story of the Miraculous Medal