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Daily Reflections in Lourdes

May 7: Reflection from Fr. Paul G. Murphy, ChM

May 7, 2019
“A River Runs Through It” Anyone making a pilgrimage to Lourdes returns home with images engraved on their memory. Among those images are: the grotto and the spring, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and the candlelit processions, the malades and the baths. Running through everything is the River Gave. The Gave begins as a […] Read More

May 6: Reflection from Very Rev. David G. Caron, OP, ChM

May 6, 2019
Redemptive Suffering through Christ’s Passion and Resurrection Very Rev. David G. Caron, OP, Ch. M All one has to do is turn on the radio, open the newspaper, watch television, or go online. We are bombarded with news of pain and suffering, almost to the saturation point, around the entire world. As the Order of […] Read More

May 5: Reflection from Rev. Owen B. Moran, ChM

May 5, 2019
Reflection for May 5 from Rev. Owen B. Moran, ChM Loving Father, as we gather today on this International Day, we thank you for Mary our Blessed Mother of Lourdes. We thank you for her appearance to St. Bernadette on a simple hillside in a remote area. We thank you for the miraculous waters which […] Read More

May 4: Reflection

May 4, 2019
May 4: Reflection The grotto is the heart of Lourdes. In this unlikely place, Our Lady came from Heaven to bring an assurance of God’s ever-faithful love to all the sick and suffering people of the world. The miraculous spring emerged in this remote corner of France and has brought comfort and healing to pilgrims […] Read More

May 3: Reflection from Rev. Michael K. Jones, S.T.D., ChD

May 3, 2019
May 3: Reflection from Rev. Michael K. Jones, S.T.D., ChD Death is not something we naturally associate with Baptism. At most Baptisms a family gathers with a beautiful baby girl or boy, dressed in white, full of natural potential. The water the priest pours is meant to nourish and to cleanse, to welcome into the […] Read More

May 2: Reflection from Rev. Robert M. Dunn, ChM

May 2, 2019
May 2: Reflection from Rev. Robert M. Dunn, ChM Today, the pilgrimage arrives in Lourdes. The buses draw closer to the town. The farms and fields give way to large hotels and smaller buildings. As everyone settles in to those temporary homes, the pilgrimage is divided into smaller groups and the pilgrims go in procession […] Read More

May 1: Reflection from Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Trexler ChDD

May 1, 2019
Openness to the Lord and the Experience of Lourdes Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Trexler ChDD How many of us can say that we are truly open to the Lord? Before you answer that question, ask yourself if you are open to anyone? How many of us carry around with us feelings that are only known to […] Read More

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