Monday, 11 February 2008

Happy anniversary!

Today is the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to St. Bernadette at Lourdes, a shrine I have much affection for and have been a regular visitor to. I hope to go there again in August this year with a group from the Oratory. For this feast today our Holy Father has granted a special plenary indulgence to be gained under the usual conditions in all churchs dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. This of course includes the Birmingham Oratory, my beloved parish church.

I promised you some posts on the temptations in the desert yesterday: don't worry, they will start coming tomorrow! I had nearly forgotten this feast today.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.


Anonymous said...

Watch out for all those girls at Lourdes Oliver!

Oliver Hayes said...

O Jackie, really, do you have to say that?

Anonymous said...

Sorry! Joke!