Our Lady of Lourdes
First Apparition: February 11, 1858
Feast Day: February 11
Patron of France
Invoked for curing illnesses, reconciling differences
There are four traditional gifts imparted by a pilgrimage to Lourdes: (1) The gift of the miraculous water. (2) The gift of healing. (3) The gift of reconciliation. (4) The gift of friendship.
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
O ever Immaculate Virgin,
Mother of Mercy,
Health of the Sick,
Refuge of Sinners,
Comfort to the Afflicted,
you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings.
Deign to cast upon me a look of mercy.
By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes,
you were pleased to make it a privileged sanctuary,
whence you dispense your favors;
and already many sufferers
have obtained the cure of their infirmities,
both spiritual and corporal.
I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence
to implore your maternal intercession.
Obtain, O loving Mother,
the granting of my requests.
Through gratitude for favors,
I will endeavor to imitate your virtues
that I may one day share your glory.
(mention your request here)
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Recite one Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be
Pray this novena nine times in a row for nine days in a row.