Prayers and Spirituality
We pray privately and in community for all who ask. All are welcome to join us in the chapel for Mass on Monday through Saturday, as listed on the outside board by the main doors. We also have other ways to remember you, your loved ones and friends no matter where you are in the world.
Spiritual Enrollments and Purgatorials are prayers that are said for your deceased loved ones who may still be in need of help as is expressed in the Catholic doctrine of purgatory. If a loved one has passed away, one of the most loving things we can do for him or her is to pray for them or to have a Mass offered for them.
When enrolled with a Purgatorial, each year your loved ones are remembered during the 365 daily Masses celebrated by the Marist Fathers. To order a Purgatorial, please send the name of the deceased and the address you would like the certificate to be sent. Please make sure to give us your name and phone number in case we need to contact you about this request. An atractive certificate framed in a blue folder with a colorful picture of Our Lady will be sent to the donor (you) or recipient —whichever you indicate on the form. We will process your enrollment as soon as we receive your check or money order. Soon you will be able to send us a complete order through PayPal.
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Those enrolled in our Affiliations for the Living are remembered in 50 Masses yearly in our Chapel on Beacon Street, Boston, and at our weekly Perpetual Novena. If you would like to enroll yourself or a loved one in our Affiliation, please send us the name of the person(s) to be enrolled, your email address and phone number to reach you if we need to confirm any information, and the address you would like the notification to be sent. The suggested offering for one year is $2.00, for three years is $5.00, and a Lifetime is $10.00. Please send your check or money order to the Lourdes Center, 698 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02215
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Lourdes water is an expression of faith and trust in God's mercy. Any believer may pray in his or her own words and be heard by God through Our Lady. Below are several prayers in PDF format so you can read them online or print them out to keep or share. You may pray one or more in any combination, or use them as a starting point for your own conversation to Jesus through Our Lady.
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Lourdes water is not Holy Water, neither is it a medicine or something supernatural, but Our Lady has granted special favors with its use. It is an object of faith meant to encourage our prayers and good works. Bernadette drank the water and washed her face with it.
Most people apply Lourdes Water to a diseased or suffering part of their body, or simply drink the water. No harmful effect ever resulted from drinking the water (plain, as it came out of the grotto) or washing with it. On the contrary, many of the sick have often experienced relief and even miraculous cures. No special prayers are required but we do recommend the following.
|When Using Lourdes Water||Our Lady of Lourdes||Litany of Our Lady of Lourdes|
|Blessed be the Holy and Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. Our Lady of Lourdes, heal us for the greater glory of the Holy Trinity. Our Lady of Lourdes, heal...more||O ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comforter of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings, look with mercy on me. more||Lord have mercy; Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy; Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy; Lord have mercy.
Christ hear us; Christ graciously hear us. more
There are many Novenas and prayers you can say. Below are links to four different novenas, each commonly recited in association with Lourdes Water.
|INVOCATION I||INVOCATION II||INVOCATION III||INVOCATION IV|
|Lord, we adore You
Lord, we believe in You
Lord, we hope in You
Lord, we love You
O Jesus, you are the Christ, the Son of the living God
You are the Bread which came down from Heaven ...more
|Blessed be He who comes in the name of the Lord
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God
You are my Lord and my God
Lord, we believe, but increase our faith
Lord, increase our love,
|Lord, we believe, but increase our faith. Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, strengthen the unity of Your Church, Spread fraternal love in Your Church. Increase the holiness of Your Church. O Jesus, living bread, be our food. O Jesus, light of the world, enlighten our minds... more||Hosanna, hosanna to the Son of David
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us
Jesus, Author of Life, have mercy on us
Lord, save us, we perish
Lord, he whom You love is sick... more