The prayer of our community on this pilgrimage was that God, through the intercession of His mother, would send many young women to join our community. There is much work to be done in the Church to bring men and women into a deeper relationship with Mary's Son.
We were in Lourdes for the feast and were able to join thousands and thousands of pilgrims from all over the world to honor the beautiful Lady of the Immaculate Conception. One of the great joys of our trip was getting to know Bernadette, the very poor shepherdess that Our Lady chose as her emissary. What a great saint she is! If you don't reallly know her or know the story of Lourdes, I encourage you to discover the riches of this wonderful event in the history of the Church.