Feast Day Fun
February 11 is The Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes.
It marks the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1858 to fourteen-year-old Marie Bernade (St. Bernadette) Soubirous. Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, the Blessed Virgin appeared eighteen times, and showed herself to St. Bernadette in the hollow of the rock at Lourdes. On March 25 she said to the little shepherdess who was only fourteen years of age: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Since then Lourdes has become a place of pilgrimage and many cures and conversions have taken place. The message of Lourdes is a call to personal conversion, prayer and charity.
We started the day with a liturgy in the courtyard. The children blessed themselves with water from Lourdes (thank you Corbin and Stella).
Then we had some fun activities in our Whānau groups.