Monday, February 11, 2013

Notre-Dame de Lourdes

The Grotto at Lourdes, France.

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes -- the title by which we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in her apparition to the peasant girl, St. Bernadette, in Lourdes, France, starting on 11 February 1858 and occuring until 16 July of that year, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

St. Bernadette (+1879AD)

This apparition is rightly associated with not only miraculous healings from the spring that appeared in the grotto of the apparitions, but of Our Lady claiming the title of Immaculate Conception, just a few years after the 1854 proclamation of Pope Blessed Pius IX.  For more on that subject, you might note:

In 1907 Pope St. Pius X extended this feast to the entire Church.

For more details, you might note:
Old Catholic Encyclopedia: Notre-Dame de Lourdes

Patron Saints Index: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Fisheaters: Our Lady of Lourdes

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The Basilica.

Here is a link to the Basilica in France at the site of these events:
Website of the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

In honor of this feast of Our Lady, here are the setting of the Ordinary of the Mass entitled Mass IX, Cum Jubilo that is designated for use on Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

Here is Kyrie IX, this blogger's favorite of the lot:

Gloria IX:

Sanctus IX:

Agnus Dei IX:

Live well!

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