The memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes draws our attention to the ever-abiding help that Mary gives us. In a special way, this has been shown by the numerous miraculous healings attributed to her intercession, not just at the grotto of Lourdes but also in other places. We believe that the Blessed Virgin does help us in our need just as her Son is ever willing to heal us. She revealed herself at Lourdes as the Immaculate Conception: conceived without the stain of original sin. She is very close to her Son, so she can always intercede for us.
Gospel • MARK 6:53-56
After making the crossing to the other side of the sea, Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret and tied up there. they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized him. They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.
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