Lourdes: An Invitation to Healing

What do you know about Our Lady of Lourdes or St. Bernadette Soubirous? Jeff Cavins shares about the apparition and the visionary while on pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. He shares his own experience at the holy site and the beautiful things he has witnessed. Jeff also shares about the faith of those who seek healing from Jesus and those that encourage and support them.

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People are looking for healing…physical, emotional, and spiritual. 


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About St. Bernadette Soubirous

Bernadette was born on January 7, 1844 and grew up in a loving family. She struggled with her health and learning how to read and write.

In February 1858, Mary appeared to Bernadette for the first time in a cave just outside of Lourdes. After the initial apparition, Mary appeared to Bernadette seventeen more times. The instructions Bernadette received were to have a chapel built on the spot and that people should wash in and drink the water from the spring Bernadette had dug up.

The apparitions went under intense investigation and for many years, Bernadette was questioned and harassed. Eventually, she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame of Nevers. 

Bernadette died on April 16, 1879. She was canonized in 1933.

Mark 2:3-5

And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and when they had made an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “My son, your sins are forgiven.”

Luke 4:16-21

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up to read, and there was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah. He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”


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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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  1. Jeff Cavins is an incredible witness to our faith! I have enjoyed ALL the Ascension Press Bible studies that he has hosted.
    I am searching for a talk that Jeff did years ago in Cary NC about the woman caught in Adultery/John: 8/Jesus writing in the dirt, and his correlation to Jeremiah (I think) and John’s Gospel about water flowing from the Temple? I may have some of that confused but Jeff connected three different Scriptures together and it was so inspiring and spiritually deep.I’ve been looking for it and can’t find it? Can you help? Thank you very much!! Blessings!

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