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By Courtney Mares Lourdes, France, Mar 17, 2020 / 05:30 am (CNA).- The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions in France to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “For the first time in its history, the sanctuary will

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes Oh ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged

Two years ago, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Pilgrimage arrived in Lourdes on September 27, 2017. Yesterday, Father David Brinkmoeller passed away from a battle with pancreatic cancer. We celebrate his life in service today from an article in The Catholic Telegraph from June, 2017: Like many a recent retiree, Father

The yearly Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage for Non-Wounded, Wounded, Ill or Injured Military Personnel during the 61st Annual International Military Pilgrimage (PMI) will take place May 14-21, 2019. The pilgrimage, sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and the Knights of Columbus, is the latest event in a

AT Sacred Heart in Barcelona Spain (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
During the week of October 30th through November 2nd, more photos of the Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima will be posted. For the story Fatima and Abroad, click here

Our own Greg Hartman is on pilgrimage with Bishop Binzer and 134 people from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, stopping at Marian shrines with the ultimate destination of Fatima for the 100th anniversary of the end of the apparitions there. His report from Lourdes:   Upon arriving in this most holy

5th annual festival featuring a reverse raffle with a grand prize of $20,000; catered dinner from 5 – 10 p.m. for $10; adult games of chance beginning at 6 p.m., silent auction, more. Appetizers, domestic and craft beers, wine, soft drinks, and cash bar. For information call 513-477-0336.

By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph  Jim and Mary Lu Flynn have been doing their Lourdes’ work. For past ten years the Flynns — now residents of the St. Leonard Community retirement center in Centerville — have spent a week a year as volunteers at the Sanctuary of Our

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  LOURDES, France— It looked like any other military parade with bands playing, flags waving and thousands of men and women marching in colorful uniforms decorated with medals and ribbons.