As the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Europe continued to grow, the French Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes announced that pilgrims were still welcome, but the pools the sick bathe in hoping for healing would be closed temporarily.
The feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes was celebrated multicultural style with a Mass and candlelit procession on Feb. 11 at the namesake parish in Queens Village.
Kaitlyn Bernhardt’s parents, Jennifer and Robert, and her grandmother, Frances Fallon, all say that the girl seemed to be connected to heaven in a special way.
The people who knew Kaitlyn Rose Bernhardt said she lived her life in a manner of saintly example, and Msgr. Joseph Grimaldi, vicar of the Diocese of Brooklyn and pastor of St. Bernard, Mill Basin, Kaitlyn’s home parish, said the girl’s spirituality and influence spread past her circle of family and friends.
Under the conditions of discipleship, Jesus asked those who wish come after Him to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him. For Angelica Taveras, the consistent restlessness in her heart became such an intricate, detailed conversation with God that she told Him if she were to trade her comfortable, corporate-world salary and work for the Church, three particular criteria would have to be met. Did God deliver?
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
Having just returned from our diocesan pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes, I would like to recall some insights from our journey. The occasion for the pilgrimage was the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady at Fatima, but we also traveled over Spain to the Pyrenees Mountains to visit Lourdes, the sight of our 2008 diocesan pilgrimage for the 150th anniversary of those apparitions of Our Lady.
Dear Editor: Thank you so much for the announcements and the excellent coverage your team has provided for Our Lady of Lourdes parish’s celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Velankanni – both in The Tablet and on NET.