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 2023

Please send your intentions for remembrance in two Novenas of Masses in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes!

Dear Friend

What miracle are you praying for?

Sometimes, we are timid with our requests because we worry that our needs are too great. But I’ve heard many stories of tremendous relief and sometimes even miraculous cures from those who have called upon Our Lady of Lourdes for healing intercession!

Our Lady of Lourdes intercedes on behalf of every prayer, and we are confident that God hears her pleas. It is because of that wonderful truth that I invite you to start your year by joining us in two Special Novenas of Masses in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The first is a Novena of Petition to Our Lady of Lourdes, celebrated from February 2 to 10. It would be our honor to place your intentions before Our Lady in these nine Novena Masses.

The second is a Novena of Thanksgiving to Our Lady of Lourdes, beginning on her Feast Day, February 11, and continuing through February 19. In these Masses, we thank Our Lady and her beloved Son for their never-ending love and kindness toward us.

We all have problems, worries and secret heartaches that are too much to bear alone. These are matters I urge you to express in your petitions placed before the altar in supplication to God.

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 human heart — is now another Lourdes. You do not need to be in Lourdes, France for your prayers to be answered!

But, please, do not suffer through your struggles alone. Let us pray for you.

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. Thank you, and God bless you!

With gratitude and blessings,


Fr. Robert, O.F.M.