My Gift to You - The Gift of Prayer

My Gift to You - The Gift of Prayer

In February I will be going on a very special pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. And I want you to join me through the power of prayer!

During my Lourdes trip I will bring prayer petitions from friends of the Missionary Oblates - friends like you. I will be praying for you at the very spot where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette more than 160 years ago.

This is my way of giving back to you for your prayers and support on behalf of the Missionary Oblates. You are truly a co-missionary with us in our healing ministries to the poor and needy around the world.

My gift to you is twofold. First, I will pray for you and your intentions before the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Simply send your prayer intentions from the link below. I will then take them on my pilgrimage to Lourdes. Second, I will send you the gift of a complimentary bottle of Lourdes water when you make a donation at this time in support of our worldwide Oblate ministries.

I have been blessed to visit Lourdes three times. Once I visited while on sabbatical, a time away from ministry to deepen one's faith. I also went to Lourdes to visit a friend and fellow Oblate who worked at the sacred place. He was part of a team of Oblates who helped pilgrims experience the healing power of Lourdes as he worked with youth volunteers. This Oblate ministry continues today! My third visit to Lourdes was when I led a pilgrimage from my parish, St. William in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

Every time I visit Lourdes I am struck by its wonderful contrast. The basilica is grand and impressive, yet the Sacred Grotto is simple and humble. There are Masses, processions and gatherings attended by thousands of pilgrims, but everywhere you also see pilgrims alone, in personal prayer.

My last time to Lourdes was more than ten years ago. Some things have changed about me, as you can tell by this photo. But Lourdes remains the same. It is still one of the most powerful healing places on earth.

I can't wait to go back there! And adding to my excitement is the idea that you will be accompanying me on this pilgrimage.


Send your personal intention and I will take them to Lourdes and lift up your needs in prayer.


Our Lady of Lourdes Devotional Gifts

Rose Gold Immaculate Conception Bracelet         Large Bead Lourdes Rosary   Lourdes Water             

Votive Candles

Votive Candles   Lourdes Healing Candle

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