Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our Lady of Lourdes



Our Lady of Lourdes: France, 1858
Our Lady appeared to 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, 18 times from February through July, 1858. During the apparitions she told Bernadette to dig a hole which later in the day produced a stream of water, bringing about thousands of spiritual and physical cures even to this day. Mary pleaded for "penitence! Penitence! Penitence!" and urged us to "Pray to God for sinners". She called herself the "Immaculate Conception".
HOLY WATER OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
O ever Immaculate Virgin, mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comforter of the afflicted, you know my needs, my troubles, my sufferings, cast me a look of pity. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a priviledged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favours, and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal, I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence & implore your maternal intercession.
I love creating a bracelet honoring Our Lady of Lourdes. I also include a water medal and if I can find a unique medal with Our Blessed Mother of Lourdes in the grotto, I include it as well. I also create a one decade rosary bracelet which I also attach to the charm bracelet, that way is easy and practical to carry a rosary with you all the time.
I love the blue color crystals that enhanced this bracelet and the pearls.

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