The first of the eighteen apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the humble Bernadette took place at Lourdes on February 11, 1858. On March 25, when Bernadette asked the Beautiful Lady her name, she replied: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
The devotion of people all over the world to Our Lady of Lourdes, together with countless miracles that have been wrought through her intercession, has caused one of the most marvelous regenerations in the history of the Church.
PRAYER: Merciful God, come to the aid of our frailty. May we who keep the memory of the immaculate Mother of God rise from our iniquities with the help of her intercession. Amen.