Day 24: 30-Day Ultimate Blog Challenge for April 2014
My Day 24: MY TRAVELS IN EUROPE SERIES #03 The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France #The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
This is the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, here on the same spot that the Blessed Virgin Mary showed in an apparition most of the miracles happened; when the sick are cured, the blinds can see and the cripple can walk, they leave their used canes behind as proof that a miracle did occur. This is the place where miracles do really happen and if you are lucky enough you may be able to witness this event in person, in real time then bless you as somebody who have witnessed an event of a lifetime.
The very heart of the sanctuary is the Grotto of the Massabielle which means “old Rock”. Pilgrims from all over the world come to Lourdes to pray at the spot where Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirious. Virgin Mary instructed Bernadette to “Go and drink from the spring”, “Go and tell the priests to build a chapel”, and to “Have the people come here in procession”. These requests from the Blessed Virgin Mary was one of the most important roles that played in having this important domain constructed.
The Crowned Virgin Mary at the Rosary Square Garden in front of the Rosary Basilica.
Entrance to the Basilica of the Holy Rosary.
A close up view at one of the church towers.
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
The Grotto at the spot where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette.
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes surrounded by devotees at the Sanctuary.
The Gave de Pau River in Lourdes, France
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Lourdes, France
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