wpc: serenity

 

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

our lady of lourdes at the grotto of massabielle

 

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18 Responses to wpc: serenity

  1. Amy says:

    Amazing!! The lighting was so well captured, Lola. Thank you for sharing your wonderful serene experience!

  2. Imelda says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, Lola Wi. I can never imagine a place more serene than that close to the Blessed Mother.

  3. How beautiful this is, Lola. A perfectly serene image indeed. 🙂

  4. Mabel Kwong says:

    Magnificent shot. Calming and peaceful. It really does look like she is glowing up there, so beautiful 🙂

  5. Sue Slaght says:

    It must have been a very special experience. Lovely image.

  6. beautiful, serene and calming….

  7. arlene says:

    “Serenity lies in the intimacy of prayer”…..beautiful. The shining image of Mama Mary, so lovely 🙂

  8. yprior1 says:

    I also really love the way the lighting pulls us right in….

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