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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Feb. 11, 2024. | Vatican Media

Pope on Our Lady of Lourdes Feast: The Church is Close to all who are Sick or Frail

Feb 11, 2024

Speaking on a rainy Sunday in Rome from the window of the Apostolic Palace to the crowd huddled under umbrellas below, the pope said that he wanted to express the closeness “of the entire Church to all those who are sick or frail.”

Today, February 11: We Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Feb 11, 2024

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

Today, April 16, We Celebrate St. Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes

Apr 16, 2023

St. Bernadette Soubirous is the renowned visionary of Lourdes. She was born into a poor family in Lourdes, France, in 1844 and was baptized with the name Mary Bernard.

Meet Sister Bernadette, the Most Recently-cured Person at Lourdes

Dec 22, 2022

When she traveled to the small French town of Lourdes 14 years ago, Sister Bernadette Moriau didn’t know that she would be miraculously cured.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France. Célian de La Rochefoucauld via youheritage.com.

Pilgrims Couldn’t Visit Lourdes. So a Drone Photographer Took Lourdes to Them

Feb 11, 2022

How a young French Catholic overcame the limits of the coronavirus lockdown.

Pope Francis prays at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens May 30, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media

"Virgin Mary, intercede for an end to this terrible pandemic”: Pope Francis During Rosary

May 30, 2020

Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary with Marian shrines worldwide via videolink May 30.

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday April 19, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis' Message to Those Suffering 'at the foot of the cross'

Nov 15, 2019

Pope Francis told those who are sick and suffering Friday that the world needs their prayers.