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 Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes,
you appeared at the grotto of Massabielle to Bernadette,                                                                                                     a simple shepherdess.
You brought her the radiant light of your smile, the gentle,                                                                               resplendent  brightness of your presence.
Day by day, you built a relationship with her,                                                                                                             where you gazed at her gently as one person talking to another.
We, too, come before you in our poverty, and we humbly pray to you.
May those who doubt discover the joy of trust.
May those who despair sense your discreet presence.
Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes, you revealed your name to Bernadette by simply saying   
                                  “I am the Immaculate Conception”.
May we discover the joy of a forgiveness that never falters.
Instil in us the desire for a rediscovered innocence and a joyful holiness.
Help the blinded sinner.
You who gave birth to the Saviour of theworld,                                                                                                             look tenderly on our beautiful but tragic world.
Open in us the path of hope,                                                                                                                                         Guide us to the One who is the Living Source,
Jesus, your Son, who teaches us to call God Father.

                                                               (Decade of the Rosary)

During the pandemic, we have observed the dedication and generosity of health care professionals, and many other frontline workers.  They have treated, comforted and served many sick, elderly and vulnerable people in our  communities.  Reflect for a few moments in silence on what we have learned from the dedication and commitment of frontline workers in healthcare and in the wider community and the hope that they bring to us for the future of society.