(…) Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest. (…)
Mary, Immaculate Conception, our Mother, Spouse of the Holy Spirit
Through whom the Father gave His Son to the World,
Living Gate of Heaven through which grace and glory come into our Flesh,
Holy place where Earth and Heaven meet
Here’s our desire to be suited to our vocation as God’s children.
Rejoice, O Field bearing abundant compassion.
Rejoice, O Table laden with an abundance of mercies.
Rejoice, for you make the meadow produce contentment.
Rejoice, for you prepare a haven for souls.
Rejoice, O Bride Ever-Virgin.
A tiny child’s voice keeps whispering in Jacques’ heart … on and on it keeps calling “Mummy” : no wonder ! Jacques was suddenly healed in Lourdes, years ago !
One day, as he was lying on a stretcher (he had been mutilated in Vietnam and his left leg had been badly injured) he could not rest properly. He’d been flown back home to France and had had his leg secured in plaster for three months, but he’d no hope at all of walking again, of recovering a normal man’s life. Although he pretended not to adhere to Christian faith, he accepted to come to Lourdes with me (Father Raymond is speaking).
Says Jacques Venzon : “Love is stronger than death. The rock which you can stare at in Lourdes became a rock of tenderness for me. O Mother Mary, you made me stand again, your love healed me. Let’s sing out our Joy !“
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