Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, in Lourdes, this book is an overview of the sanctuary's past, present, and future.
Elizabeth Ficocelli is a bestselling, award-winning author of fifteen books for adults and young people. Her books include Seven from Heaven, Shower of Heavenly Roses, and Lourdes. She has been published in numerous Catholic magazines such as Columbia, America, St. Anthony Messenger, and Liguorian. Ficocelli is a frequent guest on EWTN television programs and on Catholic radio. She is also the host of Answering the Call on her local St. Gabriel Catholic Radio, in which she interviews priests, deacons, and religious about their vocations. A popular national speaker at conferences, parishes, schools, and retreats, Ficocelli is a convert and the mother of four boys. She and her husband of twenty-eight years live in Columbus, Ohio.
Groeschel is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York. He is the Director for the Office of Spiritual Development of the archdiocese of New York, he is also a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He is the founder of Trinity Retreat, a center of prayer and study for the clergy.