I’ve prayed before many reliquaries, but never have I prayed upon one.
No matter the adversity she faced, Bernadette held to her conviction and kept her resolve to carry out the wishes of “the Lady” who appeared to her at the grotto.
Rather than dread cabin fever, we can use it as a means by which to draw closer to God and deepen our spirituality.
For the most part, the tendency is to concentrate on the happy story that takes place here. The new parents – Joseph and Mary – bring their Infant Son to the Temple as was customary for the Jewish people. But there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.