Lourdes Shrine Accepts Prayer Petitions Via E-mail

LOURDES, France, MAY 29, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes offers an online service that lets people send their petitionary prayers via e-mail. The intentions are then placed in the Virgin’s Grotto.

Prayers sent by e-mail are read every day at 3:30 p.m. in the cave.

E-mail can be sent via www.lourdes-france.org/bonjour.htm. A faster way is to send them to: [email protected].

The petitions are placed in the cave where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. The apparitions and message of Lourdes are recognized by the Catholic Church, but are not a dogma of faith.