February gives us some great moments to pray and to contemplate. As well as being Lent, we also celebrate our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette, and in such holiness we find our perfect model for deepening our love and devotion.
Today, Michael is pleased to welcome popular Marian author Sarah Reinhard to discuss how Mary’s apparition at Lourdes, especially to Bernadette, holds simple but powerful messages for all of us. As fellow converts, Michael and Sarah also discuss how Mary’s prayers can sustain us on the way to holiness. Finally, we discuss the role of St. Bernadette to show us how we can love and talk to Our Lady while relying on her intercession.
Resources We Discussed
Sarah Reinhard writes for many sites, including Catholic Exchange. Please also visit her website, SnoringScholar.com where you can sign up for her Triple Take newsletter. Also, check out her book, Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary.
If you’d like to use your phone to deepen your prayer life, check out the Marian app from the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.
Books we mentioned in today’s podcast:
- The World’s First Love by Fulton J. Sheen
- The Glories of Mary by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
- Hail Holy Queen by Scott Hahn