On Monday, October 10th, we enjoyed a Lourdes morning right here in NYC. With all gathered in our hearth, with an original Fr Dunn DVD of Lourdes playing in the background, Father blessed all present. Using bowls containing the holy water he brought home from Lourdes, volunteers carried them around so the residents could place their hands in the bowls and bless themselves. Father mentioned, “Bernadette said that Our Lady told her to wash in the water, not that she needed to bathe in it” making reference to the numerous pilgrims who travel to Lourdes to enter into the baths. Since Father could not take all to Lourdes, he decided to take Lourdes to us.
After, we all processed to our chapel while praying the rosary. We were blessed to participate in the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, which included the Sacrament of the Sick.
In exiting the chapel, all present were offered a small bottle of Lourdes water and a holy card from Lourdes. All felt so grateful to be present for this prayerful morning spent in our warm family environment. Thanks Father Dunn!