Yesterday was the Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes. I reshare what I posted yesterday. Healing is something we all need. I hope the prayer of healing further down on this page touches some of your story today. I hope you have a good Sunday…..Fr. James

Photo complements of The Diocese Of Limerick

Yesterday  February 11th was the Feastday of Our Lady of Lourdes and it is also World Day for sick people

On This Day

On February 11th 1858 the first vision of Mary to 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France

On February 11th 1929 the Vatican City, the world’s smallest country, is made an enclave of Rome

On February 11th 1990 Nelson Mandela is released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa


Birthday’s Today

Sheryl Crow (Singer) is 61
Kelly Rowland (Former singer with Destiny’s Child) is 42
Jennifer Aniston (Actress) is 54


Interesting Quote for Today

“Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” ~Hermann Hesse


Saint For Today:

Our Lady of Lourdes (more below)

Significance of Today

Today is world day of the sick and prayers are said for all those who are sick and not well. We also include prayers for healing and there is a part of everyone’s life that needs some healing. We also include prayers for our doctors, nurses and all our caring teams who do wonderful work and care each day.

Did You Know:

Bees can sting other bees but usually it is if they feel threatened or are protecting their territory.

A video called ‘A Novena Prayer to Mary Our Lady of Lourdes’

To mark Our Lady of Lourdes feastday I have put together the following prayer and I’ve called it

‘A Prayer of Healing to Our Lady of Lourdes’

I come to you Mary with openness and in gratitude
You visited Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 in Lourdes and you did so
on eighteen occasions.
You shared with her a message of hope, forgiveness, love and
Some were slow to believe Bernadette’s story at the start,
but nothing
could stop the flow of your message of love and healing.

Thanks to you, Lourdes today is still a beautiful place of blessings,
where every person is treated with respect and treated with total love.
Every sick person at Lourdes is the most important person in the
Today blessings and little miracles still happen thanks to you.
While not everyone can be in Lourdes, we can still pray to you today
as if we are standing in the sacred space under the Grotto.
ask you to intercede for us and to be the bridge from our world to

From your heavenly place of light, love and eternal blessings our
prayer to you is for healing.
I come to you as I am and I come with all
that is going on for me, my family and those closest to me.
I ask for
God’s blessings and to give me a sense of hope and purpose.
Help me
to feel your love, peace and calm.

May I find your light and hope
even when I struggle to find it.
I ask for healing, for a blessing and a sign of love today.
Surround me
in your healing and love today and every day.
I especially include my
family, our sick, our amazing doctors, nurses and caring teams.
us all safe in your love and your healing. Amen