serenity lies in the intimacy of a prayer
here is a photo i took of Mary’s statue at the grotto of massabielle in lourdes. we arrived late in the afternoon and after dinner, we walked to the sanctuary which was just across our hotel. the basilica was already closed so we went straight to the grotto where the apparitions took place. i looked up and there she was, beautiful and radiant. prayer came with ease, natural and intimate. then there was this incredible peace within. a very comforting and joyful peace. it was not hard to imagine Mary in the flesh. you simply felt it.
our lady of lourdes at the grotto of massabielle