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Apparitions and the Direction of Human Acts

Fr. Peter Stravinskas on miracles: If you believe in God, no explanation is necessary; if you don’t believe, no explanation is possible.

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St. Therese of Lisieux, Pope Benedict & The Miracle at Lourdes

St. Therese of Lisieux, Pope Benedict & The Miracle at LourdesOn the night I arrived at Lourdes, I made my way to an English language Mass. Facing the Grotto on the far side of the river Gave was a modern church, concrete and ascetically uninspiring, however, within minutes of walking into its packed auditorium a voice called my name, and turning I saw some familiar […]

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Alvare: Church history, contemporary leadership show value of women

Erika Kidd remembers when, still Protestant, she and her husband were curious about the University of Notre Dame’s famous Grotto, a shrine to Mary modeled after the place she appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 in Lourdes, France. Erika described watching a Catholic couple approach the shrine, kneel and pray, and she and her husband felt compelled to do the same. A wave of realization about the body’s role in worship washed over her.

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Top Vatican official makes visit to Lourdes Mass on the Assumption

In his biggest public appearance since the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, on Saturday the Vatican Secretary of State, Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, was scheduled to preside over Mass for the solemnity of the Assumption at the Marian shrine in Lourdes, France.

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