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Lourdes: ‘If Miracles Can Happen, Let Them’ Recounted by a Jewish Author

Posted by Joseph on 12 February, 2014

Today is the glorious feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is also the occasion for the Mother of God revealing in 1858 to Bernadette Soubirous, a very poor fourteen-year-old peasant from Lourdes, France, her unique grace as “The Immaculate Conception.”

The dogma of the Immaculate Conception had been pronounced by Pope Pius IX four years earlier in his encyclical Ineffabilis Deus. This communication to Bernadette was God’s way of affirming the definition to a young girl who, in her simple faith, loved the Blessed Mother but knew nothing about the encyclical.

Mary is the very idea of God, conceived in His mind from all eternity, to be effected in time, of the Immaculata. She is “The Woman” of Genesis, who God said, in cursing Satan, would do battle against and crush the “head” of the serpent. She is “The Woman” whom Jesus from His Cross bequeathed to His Church to be its Mother.

continues: http://catholicism.org/lourdes-if-miracles-can-happen-let-them-recounted-by-a-jewish-author.html

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