February 11, 2021, Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries) | Comment: Immaculate Conception

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Friends of the Rosary:

On February 11th, 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared, dressed in white, to a poor, fourteen-year-old Marie Bernade Soubirous, St. Bernadette, in a grotto in Lourdes, in the south of France. It was Her first supernatural apparition out of eighteen, until March 25th.

The Immaculate Virgin Mary called to personal conversion, prayer, and charity, and recited the Holy Rosary with St. Bernadette.

She also announced: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

Since then, Lourdes became a mystical place of pilgrimage. And through Her intercession, many miraculous cures and conversions have taken place here.

Lourdes is one of the most important places of grace and spiritual rebirth.

Ave Maria!

[Written by Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York]


Reflections on Today’s Luminous Mysteries in connection with Lourdes:

1st Mystery:
Like St. Bernadette in Lourdes, we too open our hearts to the presence of the Mother and the Holy Spirit and we are captivated by the mystery of the Son. 

2nd Mystery:
The Blessed Mother knows better than anyone else the Will of the Son and the mysterious plan of God. No one better than Holy Mary can convince us to “do whatever he tells you”.

3rd Mystery:
The message of Lourdes recalls the words Jesus said at the beginning of his public mission: “Convert and believe in the Gospel, pray and do penance.” 

4th Mystery:
In the Grotto of Lourdes, St. Bernadette was illuminated with a light of grace. We see that the Most Holy Mary is inviting us to follow a path of holiness and perfection.

5th Mystery:
The presence of the Blessed Mother is a mystery to honor her Divine Son, especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist, the Mass, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

[Written by Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York]