Virgen de Lourdes
|~Our Lady of Lourdes~|
She is venerated as a Christian Saint in the Catholic Church. The feast day is on February 11th.
In the visit to this Shrine, we spent most of the time in the Basilica and Grotto where masses and confessions in different languages are scheduled. After lunch, we stopped over the humble house of Bernadette located at Rue 2. I admired the simplicity of this small place where the whole family lives in a modest way. The house included a mill, kitchen, Bernadette’s bedroom, various objects, and photographs of the time.
|~Bernadette’s parents house, 1988~|
At night, we prayed the Rosary in different languages as a universal way to unify the Catholic faith. During the continuous prayers to Jesus and Mary, there was a procession with candles to gather around the Grotto. Other members of my group went to the Healing Pools where families carried the illness’s relatives to be cured.
Marvelous expression of faith and hope!
Extract from "Voyage Recollection" by Maritza Martínez MejíaMother, Author, Educator and Translator
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