Our Own Lourdes Rose

Paul Keggington

February 10, 2008

Lourdes Grotto at Holy Family ConventRecently, a red rose was placed at the grotto of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity by a young family visiting one of the Sisters. It was a reminder that a  plenary indulgence is being granted “from the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2, 2008 until the end of the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11, 2008, which is also the 150th anniversary appartition, to all who devoutly visit a blessed image of Our Lady of Lourdes in any church, chapel, grotto Lourdes Roseor other suitable place in which it is solemnly displayed, and in the presence of that image perform some pious act of Marian devotion, or at least pause to reflect for an appropriate length of time, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer, some legitimage form of the Profession of faith and the Jubilee prayer or some other Marian invocation.” (James Francis Cardinal Stafford, November 21, 2007)

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