Last June, Bob and I travelled to Lourdes as part of a week in France to celebrate our anniversary. It was a wonderful blessing and I’ve already shared quite a bit about our pilgrimage to Lourdes, and the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, both on Among Women and on the older blog.
I’ve still got many memories of a beautiful trip, and since we came up on today’s feast, I thought I’d compile a bit more of the video and photos to share. Sadly we had quite a bit of rain while we were there, so my photos of the rosary procession are a bit strange. (Mary looks like a glow-in-the-dark statue, but really, its just the exposure of the camera lens being thrown off by the night.) And there are no photos from inside the basilicas, simply because its not really the thing to do when folks are there to pray and all.
Bob and I prayed many rosaries, had a Mass said for all the intentions we brought with us, and lit a giant candle for all the intentions too. Naturally we brought home a few quarts of holy water too.
To learn more about the shrine at Lourdes, go to the website.
“O my mother, in your heart I placed all my anguish of my heart and it is there that I gain strength and courage.”
Saint Bernadette, Personal Notebook p.28