Let Us Pray for you

Let Us Pray for you

Last February I was blessed to visit Lourdes, France for the first time. I was struck by both the grandeur and simplicity of this most sacred Marian shrine.

The grandeur was obvious. When I concelebrated Mass on Our Lady Lourdes' Feast Day, February 11, there were more than 400 priests and 10,000 people in attendance. It was the greatest display of faith that I hade ever experienced in my life.

The simplicity of Lourdes was also on display during my visit - by the daughter praying with her mother who is battling cancer, the priest who spent extra time counseling a person struggling with their faith and the patient volunteer helping an elderly couple find their way through the massive complex.

I was blessed to pray with Fr. Alexius at the Lourdes Grotto in France.I was hoping to return to Lourdes this February to pray for you personally, but the COVID-19 pandemic will probably make that not possible. The pandemic may prevent the full grandeur of Lourdes to be on display on February 11. But it won't reduce the impact of Lourdes on our lives. As Christ reminds us: "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." Matthew 18:20

While in Lourdes I met a wonderful Missionary Oblate who ministers there, Fr. Alexius Igbozurike, O.M.I. Father Alexius has agreed to be your personal connection to Lourdes this year!

Father Alexius is from Nigeria and is part of a team of Oblates who work at Lourdes. The Oblates are the largest male religious congregation at Lourdes, and we provide healing and hope to ten of thousands of pilgrims there every year.

Father Alexius asks that you follow these simple steps so that he can bring the power of Lourdes into your life:



Send your healing needs

Make sure you send your prayer needs so we can deliver to Fr. Alexius so he and his brother Oblates can pray for you during a special novena to Our Lady of Lourdes taking place February 3-11.


Select an inspirational Our Lady of Lourdes Devotional Gifts

These gift will allow you or a loved one to experience the power of Lourdes for many years to come.

Faith in Bloom Lourdes Bracelet   Inspiring Lourdes Gift Set   Lourdes Cameo Rosary  

Have a Healing Votive Candle

Light a Healing Votive Candle at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows for you or a loved one for a gift of $25. Or for a gift of $50, you can have a Lourdes Healing Candle lit for your intentions at the Shrine of Lady of Lourdes in France.

Votive Candles   Lourdes Healing Candle

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