Lourdes Center -- a Marist Ministry
Bernadette seeing The Lady at the grotto in Lourdes
Bernadette at the grotto in Lourdes, France, seeing "The Lady" for the first time


Welcome to the Lourdes Center website. Here you will find that we are the only approved distributor of Lourdes water in the United States that is authorized by those who are responsible for the care and maintenance of the Lourdes shrine in France.

Throughout this site you can learn how the Lourdes Center came to Boston, Massachusetts, and about us currently, what it means to support us and how to do that. You will learn about our spirituality, how to join us; you will find a link to read our newsletter, "Lourdes Echoes", and of course links to Contact Us.

You can also find information about St. Bernadette, the girl who saw Mary and dug a hole from which water still flows today, how to obtain Lourdes water and other religious articles of faith, spiritual enrollments and affiliations. You will be able to read and share testimonials about how your prayers were answered and using this link, you may send prayer requests to us. Lastly, our Q and A page answers common questions you may have.

This website is for you. Look around, spend time with it, revisit it often; we are constantly updating it and trying to make it more user-friendly for you. I hope you enjoy it and the information we have for you. As always, I am here for you and would be interested in any comments you have for me. Please feel free to contact me using our secure email.

Fr. George Szal, S.M.

Director, Lourdes Center, Boston, MA

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