Celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

by | Feb 12, 2013 | Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Bernadette | 8 comments

French Vanilla Hot Cocoa

Immaculate Heart Marshmallows

Heavenly Father,

We, the people of God, gathered in solidarity as did the disciples in the Upper Room, pray for the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the cardinals who will be in conclave for the election of the next Vicar of our Lord Jesus Christ. May the hearts of our cardinals be open to the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, beyond any human judgment, to elect the candidate most pleasing to you, Heavenly Father, and who will guide the Church at this momentous time in history.

We invoke our Mother Mary, united in prayer with the disciples in the Upper Room, to intercede for our cardinals to select the next Holy Father in docility to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, her divine Spouse. With Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, we entrust this conclave to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, and offer these prayers for your guidance and protection over the choosing of the next Vicar of your Son.

1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, 1 Glory Be

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!

(Be sure to join the Novena for Pope Benedict and the Papacy!) 


  1. Katie V.

    Wow! So nice! Did you make the heart? Thank you for sharing the beautiful prayer for the election of our next Shepherd. We must pray, pray!

  2. Jessica Gordon

    I had purchased a bag of heart shaped marshmallows a few weeks ago at a local grocery store, white and pink mixed. I wasn't sure what I was going to use them for but thought today's feast would be perfect! 🙂

    And yes, we have so much to pray and fast for this Lent!

  3. Anonymous

    This doesn't have much to do with this post, but I didn't want to go back and put it under the old post. My baby was Baptized on the 3rd of Feb. Her Godmother was kind enough to make the seashell's out of white chocolate with the little label like you had for your little boy (except in pink, of course.) When everything was over and we were getting into the car to leave, some of the kids were saying that they didn't get any, but my one daughter had taken a few, so there was no problem there. I asked my 12 year old son if he had gotten one and his reply was, "Well, I got one, but I thought it was soap so I gave it away." I thought you might get a kick out of that. Thanks for posting your wonderful ideas and prayers. God bless.


  4. Unknown

    I wish I would have seen this BEFORE yesterday!!! FABULOUS ideas here!!!

  5. Katie V.

    Good idea Jessica to pick up things ahead of time! You certainly are gifted. By the way, I was invited to my sons nursery school to share some St. Valentines activities. I used your heart tree and dipped Oreos idea. I also directed them to your website so they could be inspired by a family of seven children!! (A rare thing down here unfortunately)

  6. noreen

    Hi Jessica, your rice Krispy grotto is perfect! I struggle with making rice crispy treats for some reason. I haven't tried in awhile so I should and then create a grotto.

    Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!

  7. Jessica Gordon

    Oh, that is funny! It also reminds me of something I did to my poor brother-in-law years ago at my my sister-in-laws wedding. She DID have little soap favors and my BIL thought that they were candy… I suggested that he "take a bite and tell us how they taste!" He did… So, so, mean of me! 😉 lol

  8. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you! The beautiful thing about Celebrating the Liturgical Year is that there is always next year! 🙂


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