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.