Visit to the Lourdes Shrine
Video of “Lourdes in France – Ave Maria of Lourdes” Courtesy of Youtube
(Please watch the video below from “Lourdes in France – Ave Maria of Lourdes” Courtesy of Youtube)
(With excerpts from my personal thoughts blog: Travel to Lourdes)
My first blog on the visit to Lourdes with video is from youtube taken by a pilgrim that shows what most pilgrims experienced at the sanctuary on their pilgrimage of a lifetime, like what I have gone through on my own pilgrimage to Lourdes. From the moment I stepped into the sanctuary after entering the gates of the shrine, I really felt something and should I even say heavenly, if such feelings even existed and I have never felt this way before. Everything that was unfolding before my very eyes seemed like an illusion of being blessed and loved by the Blessed Virgin Mary. I had this child-like feeling of coming home to a sacred and holy motherland. I cannot really explain why I felt that way but I was glad to be there walking side by side with all those pilgrims, young or old and healthy or sickly pilgrims.
Lourdes in France – Ave Maria of Lourdes
This is a small video about Lourdes in France, one of the famous pilgrim centres of the world. This video has been taken and edited by sojesh. hope you will enjoy. Uploaded on Oct 16, 2011
When I watched this video on my travel blog, all those feelings I had on my first visit came rushing back into my veins again, I felt like I was being transported to the sanctuary and having vigils and attending the candlelight procession with all those pilgrims once more. That memorable experience of being present at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes will always be with me no matter how long ago it had happened and no matter where I am now, when I see those remarkable images, I can still feel that same emotions that I have felt when I first visited that same shrine decades ago. It’s like being back there through the ravages of time and watching myself go back in time standing at the same grotto that I have stood before. Those lasting memories will forever be etched in my mind. The presence of Our Lady of Lourdes will always be with me till the end of time and I consider myself blessed for having the chance to step into the sanctuary of that miraculous shrine.