Because Mary never stopped being a human being, and a mother to Jesus. She was just like you; she suffered and also enjoyed the happiness of being a parent. Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, understands all your pain, love, frustration, and happiness in your children. She came to us at Lourdes to reassure us that she does understand us, that she knows our suffering and joy, and that she is there for us with her love.
Please celebrate this Great Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes with the Franciscan Friars. The Novena will be celebrated at St. Anthony Friary in Butler, NJ from February 2nd to February 10th, with a Mass on the Feast Day February 11, 2021.
Join your prayers with ours, in this beautiful tribute Novena to the beautiful woman Bernadette saw, Our Lady of Lourdes. Your gift will also help the Franciscan Friars care for Mary’s poor and desperate, as you bring her Son, Jesus Christ, into our world just as Mary did. Your generosity to the poor brings Mary’s grace and blessing to you and your loved ones as you follow her example of love.
We know Mary is the model of generosity and love in our world. Just like Our Lady of Lourdes, will you bring YOUR generosity and love to the poor of our world who come to our doors every day?
May Our Lady of Lourdes fill you with the courage and love to be her presence in our world!
Fr. David Convertino, OFM
St. Anthony’s Guild