Monthly Archives: February 2015

Our Lady of Lourdes

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Here are some photos in and around Lourdes. Also, check out this recently translated, timeless Marian classic of French spirituality. Enjoy the photos and the Feast day!

P.S. I am posting this on Feb. 11, the actual Feast, but WordPress seems to be dating this post Feb. 12.

The Lourdes Grotto

The Lourdes Grotto

The place where St. Bernadette prayed on Feb. 11, 1858

The place where St. Bernadette prayed on Feb. 11, 1858

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The paternal home of St. Bernadette

The paternal home of St. Bernadette

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"Bernadette Soubirous was born in this room on January 7, 1844."

“Bernadette Soubirous was born in this room on January 7, 1844.”

Le Cachot - the one room dwelling where the Soubirous family had to live for a time

Le Cachot – the one room dwelling where the Soubirous family had to live for a time

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In January 1858, she declared: "I wish to return to Lourdes to go to class there and to make my first Communion."

In January 1858, she declared: “I wish to return to Lourdes to go to class there and to make my first Communion.”

St. Bernadette Soubirous

St. Bernadette Soubirous

The baptismal font where St. Bernadette was baptized

The baptismal font where St. Bernadette was baptized

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The burial place of the nun who did not like St. Bernadette

The burial place of the nun who did not like St. Bernadette

Statue of Fr. Peyramale, pastor of Lourdes

Statue of Fr. Peyramale, pastor of Lourdes

Fr. Peyramale's burial place

Fr. Peyramale’s burial place

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The place for the sick

The place for the sick

The basilica at Lourdes

The basilica at Lourdes

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The end of the evening procession

The end of the evening procession

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The building where confessions were heard

The building where confessions were heard

St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney

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A view of the fortress from the hotel

A view of the fortress from the hotel

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The Grotto at night

The Grotto at night

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