Reading through The Lourdes Pilgrim:
The message of Lourdes is a simple one.
It is the same message we find in the gospel. It brings no new teaching, no starting revelations or magical promises but simply call us once more back to the basics of the good news of Jesus. It can be summed in four simple ideas:
Poverty – the message of poverty challenges us to name our true wealth
Prayer – the message of prayer challenges us to make our daily actions an important offering to God
Penance – the message of penance challenges us to turn away from whatever keeps us from God.
Participation – the message of participation challenges us to take our full place in the Church whose song we sing.