Friday 10th February: Our Lady of Lourdes

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Reflection

Tomorrow is the feast of the patroness of the Diocese of Lancaster. A diocese is the geographical area of the church in which we live. All of Cumbria and much of Lancashire makes up the Diocese of Lancaster. Bishop Michael is the bishop (the boss!) of this diocese.

Mary is the patroness of the diocese, specifically under the title of Our Lady of Lourdes, after she appeared to a young girl at Lourdes in France in 1858. Let’s hear some more about her:

Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.