Today marks the 150th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to St. Bernadette at the Grotto of Lourdes.
This a very special feast here at Notre Dame as we have a most beautiful replica of the Grotto here at the very heart of campus. It a place treasured by all.
This afternoon Mass was celebrated at the Basilica at 5:15 as usual. My choir, the Women's Liturgical Choir was given the honor of singing the Mass.
Fr. Hesburgh was the homilist and gave lovely sermon on the deep ties of our university to Our Lady, the devotion of Fr. Sorin to her, and how we must always remember our (the Notre Dame family's) total consecration to her and must strive to grow ever more deeply in love with her.
Below is the prayer card that was distributed in honor of this special feast.
ps I got to design the prayer card reee! :-)