Monday, April 14, 2008

Muchas Gracias! Merci!

I received another set of awards from online friend Pat. She recently went to Europe with her family. I'm sure you had a lot of fun!

I love Europe! My memories of the places I visited there are so nostalgic for me. I particularly would like to go back to Spain because I find the people there very strong yet very full of culture and life. I would also love to go back and visit the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Did you that the year 2008 marks the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of our Lady to Bernadette Soubirous? Over the years, our Lady has interceded for so many spiritual favors to those who try and visit this pilgrim town. When I went there, I wrote a short letter for our Lady and needless to say, my requests were immediately granted as soon as I came back home. Some of my relatives even go there every year as a private devotion. Seeing the many crutches hanging on the top of the altar there and the faith of the people who travel from across the globe just to seek refuge in our Lady's arms gives me the shivers. :-) She really is a very powerful intercessor.

2 insights:

happy said...

hi sis,

got a tag for you. :)

shopaholictiestheknot said...

wow, special mention ako. hahaha! we were set to go to lourdes but the trains were fully booked. sayang! i've been to lourdes na but my dad really wanted to go there. i feel bad for him. but God has his ways. we were told to go to this church in Paris where Mama Mary appeared a couple of times. And one of the nuns was a filipina so she gave us a liter of Lourdes water.

 
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