Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day Three of Art Novena for Our Lady of Lourdes

She was a poor shepherdess,
growing up at the foothills of the Pyrenees
on the banks of the Gave du Pau
tending the very poor family's
small flock of sheep

When the most miraculous vision appeared to her
a vision of Light
with roses on Her feet

from this numinous event
flowed forth a stream of healing water,
a holy place was born

Bernadette's life was transformed
into one of passion,
commitment and a vocation to the highest Love

Bernadette's message : God is everywhere!

A place where the fire was lit long ago
and the fire of your Soul
and Its unconditional love
is kept alive

A light for your feet

And such is the miracle within our own hearts
as She brings forth the waters of regeneration,
healing and wholeness,
teaching you that Love is everywhere

A small naif shrine made from items I collected during my visit to Lourdes :  an embroidered holy card, a small collector's doll which I dressed up as Bernadette, a tiny statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, and a watercolour sketch of the Cathedral of Lourdes.  To strengthen the feel and theme of the innocent child and childhood feelings, I used birthday cake candles to represent the massive votives that are kept burning at the grotto.

I invite you to join in this
Art Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
share your stories 
of the sacred within your own journey
and let us remind one another
of the Love 
that the fabric of life is made of!

Please put up the link on your post.

I also invite you to Soul Songs today.
Here on The Path of Divine Love.
A sharing of collages, singing the song of your soul.
No knowledge of SoulCollage required.

Click on this link below

Sign up with Mr Linky below and leave your comment before you go.  Let's visit each other and share the love!


  1. i love your little shrines.. I so wish to create one for this journey! my post will be up a little later.. and will comment again once I have posted :)

  2. lovely!
    alas traveling mostly to mexico i have countless virgins of guadalupe, but not a single photograph of dear Bernadette do i have to share!
    love yours here today,
    and bernadette always.


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