OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Youth at service at St. Elizabeth
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Feb11. In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes in southern France, Our Lady appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl.She revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception, asked that a chapel be built on the site of the vision and told the girl to drink from a fountain in the grotto. No fountain was to be seen, but when Bernadette dug at a spot designated by the apparition, a spring began to flow.
Rocamadour, France Rocamadour is built on a rock, and is the most visited pilgrimage site after Lourdes in France. Rocamadour is and was a very popular site on the pilgrimage route from northern Europe to Santiago de Compostela. Besides the tomb of St Amadour, the Black Madonna of Rocamadour is the major reason for pilgrims to visit Rocamadour.
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The French village of Lourdes hosts more than 5-million visitors every year; people who come to contemplate the birthplace of Saint Bernadette. The 55th Annual Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France brings Armed Forces members from around the world to pray for peace. Ramstein RTT has a special tour May 23rd to the 27th. Call or stop by their office at the KMCC to sign up. (Photo by Megan Allen)
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, in Lourdes, France is visited by millions of Catholics each year, and Lourdes has become one of the greatest pilgrimage sites of the world. Various unusual occurrences are reported to take place, not only subsequent to bathing in or drinking the water of the Lourdes Spring, but also during the daily Eucharistic procession. Large numbers of sick pilgrims travel to Lourdes each year in the hope of physical healing or spiritual renewal.
St. Bernadette - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online
St. Bernadette - Was born at Lourdes, France. One Thursday, February 11, 1858, when she was sent with her younger sister and a friend to gather firewood, a very beautiful Lady appeared to her above a rose bush in a grotto called Massabielle. She told Bernadette that she should prah for sinners, do pennance, and have a chapel built there in her honor. (One of my favorite stories, and Saint.)