Great men and women saints died holy and remarkable deaths. This is because they were faithful
to God and kept His Commandments unto the end. Yet, as everyone knows, most do not have such a death is leaving this life. God, however, in His infinite Mercy and Love, has provided another way for
those who fail to die to the world and themselves so perfectly as to have such a precious death. He provides a way for them to die anew in the purifying fires of Purgatory such that their leaving
that place below to rise up to heaven is precious and beautiful. What they failed to do on earth, they do there. To make this possible for them, we are required to help. Let us, then, pray for the
Poor Souls and strive to shorten our own Purgatory.
“The company of those who believed were of one heart and soul"
The Dean of Lourdes, Abbe Peyramale, to St Bernadette:
“Ask the Lady Her name once more, and when we know Her name,
we will build Her a chapel. And it won’t be a little one, I tell you;
it will be a very big one.”
Our Lady of Lourdes Responds
Many have expressed concerns about the building of our Grotto as a place of prayer.
We have listened to these and provided answers here.Our Lady of Lourdes Responds.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
The Grotto is addressed again at the 1:49:50 minute mark of the May 22 Park Hills City Council Meeting...
The discussion is continued here until the 26:30 minute mark ...
Help us build a Grotto for Our Lady...
A cave of refreshment in dark times.
of Lourdes needs a Niche in the Wall
Due to the generosity of many benefactors, we have purchased
(the mortgage for the church building was retired on Feb 9) and refurbished a beautiful church under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes. Although there are still many things to be done in the church (e.g., restoring most of the stained
glass windows, restoring the bell tower and bells, and refurbishing the kitchen), we now need to build the Blessed Mother of God a special cave or grotto that will call to mind that sacred apparition
site in Lourdes, France. For how can one have a church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes without a Grotto? What a blessing it would be for future parishioners and passersby if they could pray not only
in our chapel before the Tabernacle, but also visit an outdoor shrine with a niche for Our Lady... a sort of tabernacle on earth for the Blessed Mother. Thus, we have initiated the first phase of a
new capital campaign to serve three ends: building the Grotto, to help us finish the work in the church as well as pay off and develop our new property (at 1111-1113 Amsterdam Road) to improve
parking and provide additional housing for the Missionaries. If you want your donation to be used for the Grotto only, please indicate that along with the donation (e.g., writing "Grotto" in the memo
line). Help Us Give Honor to the Highest Honor of Our Race.