Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

One of the greatest pilgrimage sites in the world today is that of Lourdes, France. Every year, five million people of all faiths and backgrounds travel to this southern French town to pray at the grotto where Mary, the Mother of God, appeared in 1858 to a young peasant girl, now St. Bernadette Soubirous. Since March 1, 1858, the Church has recognized 65 miracles at Lourdes.