Our Lady of Lourdes is a beautiful feast day. She revealed herself to St Bernadette as the Immaculate Conception, led her in the recitation of the Rosary, and asked her to pray for the conversion of sinners.
How will you observe this feast today?
Rather than observing this day with celebration through feast or treat, I’ll be observing it by laying yellow roses at the feet of Our Lady much the way Bernadette described seeing in her vision. Bernadette also prayed the rosary, and called to the people, “Penitence, penitence, penitence!” The church, after much investigation, approved Bernadette’s visions as authentic. And so I’ll follow her example and pray my Rosary, and do some small penance for for the conversion of sinners. Though revelations we are no obliged to follow, how lovely that Heaven sent The Lady to instruct us in how to pray! I choose prayer as my celebration today!