Coming together to place our confidence and joy in God and living it in daily life.
How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This journey of faith, “Getting Together with God!” hosted by Our Lady of Lourdes community, is designed to help us in that pursuit. To this end, Our Lady of Lourdes, as part our Jubilee Year is embarking on a journey to Get Together with God. We will base our journey on the profound insights of Fr. Jacque Philippe from his book, “Searching For and Maintaining Peace,” a treatise on prayer, freedom and God.
We are forming twelve small discussion groups of ten participants each based on individual interests and life styles (seniors, singles, young married, young adults, mixed, etc.) To sign up for a group, click  here.

 The lead will facilitate a patterned discussion based on “Searching For and Maintaining Peace” with an open model of contribution of ideas and reflections.

God is calling us together in faith to learn, to apply, to share the reality of the good news.

The discussion is an open design to consider many reflective questions including…             

Does God really have an individual purpose for each of our lives? 

How do we communicate with God?                                                                                  

Can prayer bring us the answers to our lives?                                                                          

How does God’s will affect our lives?                                                                                             

Is it really possible to find peace and joy?


If you would be interested in participating in this dynamic and reflective journey as part of a community building, spiritual celebration of Our Lady of Lourdes Jubilee, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Deacon Thomas Winninger, CSMA    612-801-3194


Fr. Jacque Philippe – Searching For and Maintaining Peace                                                   

With over one million copies sold in 24 languages, Jacques Philippe’s writings on prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. Fr. Jacques Philippe was born in 1947 in Lorraine, France. After studying mathematics in college, he spent several years teaching and doing scientific research. Father Philippe lived several years in Nazareth and Jerusalem immersing himself in the study of Hebrew and the Jewish roots of Christianity. In 1981, he traveled to Rome to study theology and canon law, was ordained a priest in 1985. In recent years, he has devoted himself primarily to spiritual direction, writing and preaching retreats. Jacque Philippe’s books have sold over a million copies worldwide.