The Gift of Prayer

The Gift of Prayer

Earlier this year I made a pigrimage to one of the most sacred places in the world - Lourdes, France. It was my first time there, and I came back with a greater understanding of three important parts of my life - my faith, my Obate family and you.

Lourdes pened my eyes to the truly amazing healing power of faith. I discovered that the first pirority of Lourdes is to be a "Spring of Healing," and it was truly heartwarming to see the sick, in the wheelchairs and on crutches, being treated as the V.I.P.s of Lourdes.

I also gained admiration for the Missionary Oblates while in Lourdes. When i visited with the new Rector there, he told me that the Oblates are counted on to be at the forefront of Lourdes ministries for years to come. Already, there are more Oblates ministering at Lourdes than any other male religious order! The Oblates are so prominent there that twe even have an entire corridor just for Oblates at the priest residence.

And as I learned more about my faith and Oblate family, I also learned more about friends like you. Reading through prayer request at the Sacred Grotto, I realized I was not making the pilgrimage alone. Instead, you and our other friends were with me through the power of prayer.

Today, we an all use the healing touch of Our Lady of Lourdes in our lives. Please join me on a special Lourdes prayer pilgrimage by following these simple steps:


Send your healing needs

Your petitions will be prayed for during a nine-day novena to Our Lady beginning on September 29 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. The Oblates in Lourdes will also pray for your intentions during a special nine-day Mass novena in France.


Our Lady of Lourdes Devotional Gifts

You may choose to receive a beautiful Lourdes devotional gift for you donation. The selection below will foster healing in your life.

Purple Lourdes Water Bottle   Heart of Mary Lourdes Rosary   A Touch of Lourdes Necklace  Faith at Hand Lourdes Water Bracelet

Votive Candles

You may also have a Lourdes Healing Candle lit at the Sacred Grotto in France - the site of the miraculous apparitions of Our Lady. Or you may have a Healing Candle lit at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.

Votive Candles   Lourdes Healing Candle

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