Monday, February 11, 2008

150th anniversary of Lourdes

(Our visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Marian Valley, QLD Australia earlier this year.)

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

O Holy Virgin, in the midst of your days of glory, do not forget the sorrows of this earth. Cast a merciful glance upon those who are suffering, struggling against difficulties, with their lips constantly pressed against life’s bitter cup.

Have pity on those who love each other and are separated. Have pity on our rebellious hearts. Have pity on our weak faith. Have pity on those we love. Have pity on those who weep, on those who pray, on those who fear.

Grant hope and peace to all. Amen.

(Abbe Perreyve)