Monday, 11 February 2008

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

I have just returned from a visit to the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph, in Leigh- on- Sea, Essex. They have this evening celebrated a sung Mass for their patronal feast day, and to mark the 150th anniversary of the apparitions at Lourdes. The picture shows the shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes in the Church. Mass was celebrated with due solemnity. I particularly enjoyed the singing of the Lourdes setting of the Ave Verum at Communion.

The parish priest has arranged a "listen again" function on the parish website. You can download Sunday homilies as podcasts. Follow the links to the "podcasts" from the homepage of the site. What would be interesting is to know how many downloads the homilies get ...

2 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Lovely post..

Joe said...

Some 70 000 people took part in the celebration of Mass on the "prairie", opposite the grotto in Lourdes yesterday (11th February). I have yet to find any photographs.
The shrine at Lourdes has an anniversary blog: Blog Lourdes 2008. French language only, but now included in my blog roll.