Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

Last week we visited family in the south of France and we managed to have our pilgrimage in Lourdes. We recited a rosary in English, lit some candles and walked around the ground and the different churches.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes (French: Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame de Lourdes) or the Domain (as it is most commonly known) is an area of ground surrounding the Catholic shrine (Grotto) to Our Lady of Lourdes in the town of Lourdes, France. The Sanctuary is a destination for pilgrimagesick pilgrims are reputed to be miraculously healed by Lourdes water. This ground is owned and administered by the Roman Catholic Church, and has several functions, including devotional activities, offices, and accommodation for sick pilgrims and their helpers. The Domain includes the Grotto itself, the nearby taps which dispense the Lourdes water, and the offices of the Lourdes Medical Bureau, as well as several churches and basilicas. It comprises an area of 51 hectares, and includes 22 separate places of worship.[1] There are six official languages of the Sanctuary: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and German. Wikipedia


4 responses

  1. Ju-Lyn

    I love Audrey Assad’s rendition of this praise song.
    How wonderful you were able to visit family and visit Lourdes. Blessed blessed!

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    1. ladyleemanila

      truly blessed indeed, thanks, Ju-Lyn 🙂

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  2. XingfuMama


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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you 🙂


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