Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and members of your family, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the Novenas celebrated for your intentions and in the masses offered each day for you.

January 2021

We would be honored to pray for you during two special Our Lady of Lourdes Novenas of Masses. And will you keep our Franciscan missionaries and the poor they serve in your prayer, too?

Dear Friend,

Do you need a miracle? Perhaps you need spiritual or physical healing – or maybe a loved one is ill or injured.

If so, I encourage you to turn to Our Lady of Lourdes – for as it says in the daily Novena prayer to Our Lady, “. . .no one who ever sought your help was left unanswered.”

It is because of this wonderful truth – and the fact that we are now in the beginning days of a new year – that I invite you to start 2021 by joining us in two Special Novenas of Masses in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The first – a Novena of Petition – begins on February 2 and ends on February 10.

The second, a Novena of Thanksgiving, starts on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and concludes on February 19.

At Franciscan Mission Associates, we know that the miracle of Lourdes is that EVERY place of devotion to Mary (be it a church, a shrine or a human heart) is now another Lourdes. You do not physically need to be in Lourdes for your prayers to be answered!

The grace and love that first flowed from that rock grotto outside the little hill town of Lourdes can reach into every corner of the world and into every life -through OUR lives – when we trust them to the care of Our Lady.

Without question, all of us have problems, worries and secret heartaches that are too much to bear alone. These are matters I urge you to express as petitions placed before the altar in supplication to God.

Kindly be sure to send your intentions to me now to be included in the Novenas of Masses. Please also remember our missionaries among your intentions and if you are able, include an offering of any amount to assist their work here in the United States and in our missions in Central America.

Ever gratefully yours,


Fr. Robert, O.F.M.