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Our Lady of Lourdes

Discussion in 'Catholic DIR' started by Estro Felino, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    This is a special day for Catholics.
    Where we celebrate Mary's apparitions in Lourdes before Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

    May Mary give all Christians hope and strength.:heart:

    Hail Mary
    Full of Grace
    The Lord is with thee
    Blessed art thou among women
    And blessed is the fruit of thy womb
    Jesus
    Holy Mary
    Mother of God
    Pray for us sinners
    Now and at the hour of death
    Amen
     
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  2. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Thanks you for posting these. :heart:
     
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  4. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    You are welcome, @metis:)
     
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    Well not perhaps all Catholics. I've always been very sceptical of all this Lourdes palaver. It feels like superstition to me. I give it a wide berth;).
     
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  6. Estro Felino

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    Indeed. When there are Marian apparitions the Holy See can authorize the devotion, but Catholics are free not to believe in them.
    It is something not necessary, as for the Catholic faith.
     
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    Nice!

    Thanks for posting this. :)
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    As Catholics, we do have the right of personal discernment per the Catechism.
     
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    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    As others have alluded to, you aren't alone in the slightest with subscribing to this approach. In fact, there is a level of healthy skepticism to the Catholic faith.
     
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    Yes I know. Catholicism spans quite a wide spectrum. I happen to be, by temperament, upbringing and and education, at the rationalist/sceptical end of the spectrum. (My Anglican mother, perhaps - and maybe even my Methodist minister grandfather.;)) I feel a bit uncomfortable with charismatics, the veneration of (supposed) relics and miraculous apparitions. Just not my scene.
     
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  11. Mark Dohle

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    Wonderful, one of my favorite feast days, thank you!

    Peace
    Mark
     
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    I know I'm late getting here but I absolutely love Our Lady of Lourdes. My family and I are wanting to go on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in the next year or so. I think it would be best if we wait until the pandemic has calmed down for the most part though.
     
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