Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes in southern France, Our Lady appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl. She revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception, asked that a chapel be built and for people to come in procession and told the girl to drink from a fountain in the […]

Holy Father Calls for Day of Prayer for Syria

In his Angelus message on Sunday 1st September, Pope Francis made a passionate appeal for Peace in the world, and especially in war-torn Syria. He has asked Catholics throughout the world to observe a day of fasting and Prayer for Syria next Saturday, 7th September, the Vigil of the Birthday of Our Lady. The Holy […]