"The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning has come, the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come: my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall." (Gradual).
THANKFUL for the blessings our Lord dispenses to us through the hands and heart of His loving Mother, we celebrate today the feast of the apparition of our Lady at Lourdes.
LADY OF LOURDES
O GOD, You prepared a fitting dwelling place for Your Son by preserving the Blessed Virgin immaculate at the moment of her conception. Grant health of mind and body to all of us who celebrate the feast of Blessed Mary's apparition today. Through Christ, our Lord.