Tuesday, February 11, 2014

At Lourdes

It was in a cave below the town of Lourdes in the south of France that Our Lady appeared on a blustery February 11th one hundred and fifty-six years ago to the fourteen year old Bernadette Soubirous.

The mysterious Woman made a large sign of the cross, which unfroze the frightened child and signified what a place of conversion and healing Lourdes would be become.

May Mary's presence in our lives unfreeze our hearts this winter morning and warm them with the compassion and effective care for one another to which Christ calls us by his word and example.

Reflection by Father Dominic given this morning at the beginning of Mass.