Sunday, July 31, 2016
After the 'Beautiful Lady' identified herself as the Immaculate Conception, Bernadette began to take a minor role in the apparitions. She had fulfilled what Mary had asked of her.
It was the officials of the town who kept pulling her in. They looked at all of the events as if they were non-spiritual occurrences. They insisted that Bernadette be tested physically and psychologically. All they discovered was that she had asthma and was telling the truth.
In the face of all the people coming to peacefully pray at the Grotto without Bernadette they were desperate to prove otherwise or make up stories that would discredit Bernadette and Mary. The fact was that Lourdes had become the place where Mary appeared to Bernadette and miracles happened. Do we believe? Come and visit Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine, right in your own backyard, in Euclid, Ohio. Listen to what Mary says to you.
From August 7 - 15, the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity will be hosting a Novena for the Assumption of Mary at Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine. The Novena Rosary will begin at 7:00pm each evening, followed by Mass.
This year, Rev. Michael Gurnick, Secretary and Vicar for Clergy and Religious, Diocese of Cleveland, and Rev. timothy Kalista, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Willoughby, Ohio, will be conducting the Novena. The theme this year is Mary in the Year of Mercy.
Confessions will be August 8, 10, 12, 14, and 15 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
Keep an eye out for updates on our Clambake, coming up on Saturday, September 17th.