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CAN A PERSON BE CURED AT LOURDES IF SHE HAS NO FAITH?

Question: Can a person be cured at Lourdes if she has no faith?

Answer: We cannot place bounds or limits on what Our Lady will or will not do. It is her privilege to intercede for and cure a person who has no faith, just as she intercedes for all those who believe in her son Jesus Christ and who, though weak and sinful, persevere in trying to live according to the teaching of Christ and his Church.”

– This article was published in St Martin Magazine’s feature “Question Box”; issue June 2015. For subscriptions please visit http://www.stmartin.ie (external link)

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FOR YOUR DIARY: NIGERIAN CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY PILGRIMAGE

Nigerian Catholic Chaplaincy Pilgrimage to Aylesford

This takes place on Saturday, 4th July at The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX.

• 11am – Rosary Procession and Confessions

• 1.30pm – Holy Mass

• 4pm – Adoration and Ministration

For coach bookings from London please contact 07904 702 328 or 07985 242 986. Coach is £12 per adult and £9 per child 11 and under. All are welcome.

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in For your diary

 

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FOR YOUR DIARY: BLESSED TANSI PILGRIMAGE

“BLESSED TANSI PILGRIMAGE TO LEICESTERSHIRE AT MOUNT ST BERNARD

The annual Pilgrimage in honour of Blessed Cyprian Iwene Tansi for the year 2014 will be held at

• WHERE: Saint Bernard Abbey,
Whitwick Coalville,
Leicestershire
LE67 5UL

• WHEN : Saturday, 30th August

Mass starts at 11am and there will also be a Rosary Procession and Blessing of the Sick.

• For more details and coach bookings please contact 07882106037.”

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in For your diary

 

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“A TICKING TIME BOMB” – URGENT TRIP TO LOURDES REQUIRED

‘MORE HARM THAN GOOD’

“The parents of a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour are trying to raise money for a pilgrimage to Lourdes so their son can be blessed before a life-or-death operation.

Harvey Hawkins, from Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, was diagnosed with a colloid cyst six month ago, after being delirious for days and suffering episodes of vomiting. His parents Anita and Neil have so far resisted surgery as an option after they were told that operating on the tumour could cause more harm than good.

‘A LIFE-OR-DEATH OPERATION’

Harvey started showing symptoms just before Christmas, and doctors initially suspected that he had gastritis. However, after he continued vomiting, his mother took him to hospital where he remained for five days. Doctors at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford eventually confirmed that he had a colloid cyst in his brain.

VERY RISKY

Colloid cysts are rare and account for 1.5 per cent of brain tumours. They are not cancerous, but they have the same life-threatening effects as cancerous lumps.

Harvey’s parents have been told that they must wait for the cyst to grow before surgeons have a hope of removing it, as currently it is too small. However, leaving the cyst as it is risks severe brain damage and even sudden death.

PRAYERS NEEDED FOR HARVEY AND HIS FAMILY

Mrs Hawkins described her son as a ‘normal happy little boy, but with a ticking time bomb in his brain’. She [continued]: ‘If you saw him, you wouldn’t think twice that there’s anything wrong with him.’

She said: ‘We just have to wait for the worst to come and then it is a matter of time whether we can save him. It’s very hard to live with.’

Mrs Hawkins added that she ‘prayed constantly through the night and through the day’. She added that every time there was a change in Harvey’s condition they had to rush him to hospital.

INSPIRED BY HER SISTER

Mrs Hawkins said she was inspired to go to Lourdes by her sister, who takes her disabled daughter there every year. The four will travel there at the end of August.

‘We believe in the blessing and we believe in miracles and hope. I want Harvey to have the blessing. I want him to experience the holy water,’ she said.

‘WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES AND HOPE’

Mrs Hawkins is trying to raise £1.700 for the trip. So far her and her husband have raised £700 from hosting fun days in their garden, with bouncy castles, barbecues and face painting. Donations can be made out by cheque to Anita Hawkins, c/o The Catholic Herald…”
– This article was published in ‘The Catholic Herald’ issue July 11 2014. For subscriptions please visit http://www.catholicherald.co.uk (external link).

 

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FOR YOUR DIARY: PILGRIMAGE TO AYLESFORD

“A pilgrimage to Aylesford with Blessed Michael Cyprian Iwene Tansi’s Relic takes place on

• SATURDAY, 5th JULY 2014,

beginning with Rosary procession at 11am, Mass at 1.30pm and ending with Adoration at 4pm.

• For details of coaches please ring 07904702328 or 07985242986 .”

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2014 in For your diary

 

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FOR YOUR DIARY: GRANDPARENTS’ PILGRIMAGE

“All grandparents, with members of their families, are invited to their Pilgrimage Day, which takes place at

• Aylesford Priory,
near Maidstone in Kent, on

• Saturday, 12th July,

• from 10.30am until 4.30pm.

Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Kieran Conry at 3pm.
Please bring a packed lunch for this family day of faith and fun for all.”

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2014 in For your diary

 

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FOR YOUR DIARY: OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE – ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE AND NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE AND NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

at WALSINGHAM

(in the grounds of the National Catholic Shrine)

MONDAY 26th AUGUST 2013

led by a Priest from Medjugorje

• 1.15 pm Rosary, Litany of Our Lady

• 2.00pm Talk by Priest from Medjugorje

• 3.00pm Break (Sacrament of Reconciliation)

• 3.45pm Holy Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
(Concelebrating priests please bring albs and stoles)

• Coaches from Piazza Westminster Cathedral at 8.00am
(for booking info call 0207 834 5363);
• Harrow 7.30am, Edgware 7.45am (0208 861 2073);
• Tottenham (0208 352 3405); South Norwood & Croydon (0208 771 6273);
• Leicester (020 70734238 or 07792 162518).
Please give advance notice of other coach parties and concelebrating priests to: 020 8337 4612 or 020 70734238.

“Dear children! May this time be a time of personal prayer for you, so that the seed of faith may grow in your hearts; and may it grow into a joyful witness to others. I am with you and I desire to inspire you all: grow and rejoice in the Lord Who has created you. Thank you for having responded to my call” (25th January 2010).

 

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