"Today marks the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 to fourteen-year-old Marie Bernade (St. Bernadette) Soubirous. Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Blessed Virgin appeared eighteen times, and showed herself to St. Bernadette in the hollow of the rock at Lourdes. On March 25 she said to the little shepherdess who was only fourteen years of age: "I am the Immaculate Conception." Since then Lourdes has become a place of pilgrimage and many cures and conversions have taken place. The message of Lourdes is a call to personal conversion, prayer, and charity." from Catholic Culture
This one for the older children was very challenging and took over an hour to complete. They listened to some lovely classical music to keep up their spirits after I had moved on to other things.
This was one of the colouring pages we did and we loved using the colouring picture (from Charlotte) to make this lovely paper grotto, the idea coming from here
This was a new colouring page for us this year and I found this one late in the day that I will record here for next year
my collection of Painted Saints then we used..........
Well for a little while anyway because.........
We had the grotto for sweets along with
As we had a simple dinner of Bacon and Potato bake it was as I said a simple day.
We certainly were blessed later in the day!
A day we prayed quite intently to Our Lady for a most dear intention.
In fact i played this hymn over and over for quite a while this afternoon
and very late in the day we got word that we had been the chosen family to move to the new rental property we had looked at and loved on Friday.
Thanks be to God!!!!
May Our Lady surround you and bless you this feast day also.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES PRAY FOR US!!