For those who are far away or have so many commitments that you cannot possibly make it to Lourdes -I wanted to bring just a little of Lourdes to you. So many have left such beautiful and moving comments about longing to go there. I am praying you all will but until then I hope this little video I filmed while walking around the grotto will help. If you turn up the volume you can clearly hear the water of the miraculous spring Bernadette dug and drank from at the bidding of Our Lady. I hope it will give you a sense of, and fill you with the peace of the place...
If you can imagine silence and a feeling of being accompanied-of being known truly from the inside out, like being at mass but stronger and deeper. If you can imagine a sense of gazing in wonder as Bernadette did; a feeling of being utterly humbled before a presence much greater than yourself. If you can imagine hope surrounding you and a certainty that there is a mother listening to the whispered prayers that rise from these mountains. If you can listen to the water of the spring, which releases thousands of gallons to the faithful but started as a muddy spring dug by a little girl, and hear the will of God. If you can sense that you are truly loved and understood. You are already there.
Please continue to pray the NOVENA of LIFE or whatever prayer you feel most potent that FOCA will not be passed later this month (see earlier post WITH A LITTLE BIT OF GRACE - FOCA for more information and pro-life poem) Thanks to all those who have read this earlier post and commented -I have replied to all of you. May we continue to unite in prayer for the chorus of tiny beating hearts which are being threatened in the one place they should be assured of safety.