Day Three: Conceived without sin
On the third day of this Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, let us remember the first miracle: the springing of a fountain whose waters continue to heal and bless pilgrims to this day.
In the words of St. Bernadette
“I have been asked to tell you about it, not to make you believe it.” - When Bernadette was being questioned.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, we come to you like little Bernadette at the grotto. We pray with childlike trust in you.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, when you appeared in Lourdes, you made it a holy sanctuary where many have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. We pray with confidence for your holy intercession. Holy Mother of the Rosary, we feel confident that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard by God.
Immaculate Mother, pray that we may have hope in times of trial.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to you do we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer us. Amen.
"You are all fair, O Mary, and there is in you no stain of original sin." O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. O brilliant star of sanctity, as on that lovely day, upon a rough rock in Lourdes you spoke to the child Bernadette and a fountain broke from the plain earth and miracles happened and the great shrine of Lourdes began, so now I beseech you to hear our fervent prayer and do, we beseech you, grant us the petition we now so earnestly seek.
(State your request here)
O Brilliant star of purity, Mary Immaculate, Our Lady of Lourdes, glorious in your assumption, triumphant in your coronation, show unto us the mercy of the Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Queen and Mother, be our comfort, hope, strength, and consolation. Amen.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Saint Bernadette, pray for us.
Picture: Bernadette with her two friends between April and July 1858 - CC0 Public domain.
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6
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