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The Feast of the Apparition of Our Blessed Lady at Lourdes

February 11

Our Blessed Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous on February 11, 1858, and said “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Pope Pius X in 1908 ordered that this feast be kept in the Universal Church on this day. The miracles at Lourdes have continued to the astonishment of the world down to the present time. In 1933 Bernadette was canonized and her feast fixed on this day.




Prayers and Reading for Today’s MASS

The Feast of the Apparition of Our Blessed Lady at Lourdes

Introit • Apoc. 21, 2

I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bridge adorned for her husband. Ps. 44, 2. My heart hath uttered a good word; I speak my works to the King. Glory be …

Collect (Prayer)

O God, Who by the immaculate conception of the Virgin didst prepare a worthy habitation for Thy Son, we humbly beseech Thee that, worthily celebrating the apparition of the same Virgin, we may obtain health of soul and body. Through our Lord.

Epistle • Apoc. 11, 19, 12, 1, 10

Lesson from the Apocalypse of blessed John the Apostle.

And the temple of God was opened in heaven; and the ark of His testament was seen in His temple, and there were lightnings and voices, and an earthquake and great hail. And a great sign appeared in heaven; A women clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of His Christ.

Gradual • Cant. 2, 12

The flowers have appeared in our land, the times of pruning is come, the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Cant. 2, 10, 14. Arise, my love, my beautiful one; and come; my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall.

Lesser Alleluia

Alleluia, alleluia. Show me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ears, for thy voice is sweet and thy face comely. Alleluia.




Gospel • Luke 1, 26-31

Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke. 

[Gospel of the Annunciation by the Angel to the Blessed Virgin Mary.]

At that time the Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the Angel being come in, said unto Her: Hail, full of grace: the Lord is with Thee: blessed art Thou among women.
Who having heard, was troubled at his saying: and thought with Herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the Angel said to Her: Fear not, Mary, for Thou hast found grace with God: behold Thou shalt conceive in Thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son, and Thou shalt call His name Jesus.

Offertory Luke 1, 28

Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women

Secret

May the sacrifice of praise witch we offer Thee, O Lord, by the merits of the glorious and immaculate Virgin, be as an odor of fragrance unto Thee and bring own upon us health of body and soul. Through our Lord.

Communion • Ps. 64, 10

Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it; thou hast many ways enriched it.

Postcommunion

Let the right hand of Thine Immaculate Mother, O Lord, support those whom Thou hast filled with heavenly nourishment, that with her help we may deserve to reach our everlasting country. Who livest.