The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic national shrine devoted to Our Blessed Mother Mary, is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation.
On this day all earth and all paradise join in naming you happy and Blessed; Virgin Mary, blessed are you.
Lourdes is one of the great religious centres of France receiving millions of pilgrims a year for its Virgin Mary sightings. Check out what to see. Lourdes, one of the Great Religious Centres of France
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes or the Domain (as it is most commonly known) is an area of ground surrounding the Catholic shrine (Grotto) to Our Lady of Lourdes in the town of Lourdes, France. The Sanctuary is a destination for pilgrimage ; sick pilgrims are reputed to be miraculously healed by Lourdes water.
Why is Virgin Mary Important to Catholics? Our devotion to Blessed Mother Mary leads us always to her Son, our Lord. Out of her great love for humanity, the Mother of God has returned to earth several times to call us to turn back to God with all our hearts. Our Lady appears as the people of each time and place need to see her.
By the time of the events at the grotto, … as she suffered from severe pain and in keeping with the Virgin Mary's admonition of "Penance, Penance …
More than 3 million visitors, pilgrims and tourists come each year to the Grotto of Massabielle, where the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette 18 times in 1858. The Apparitions The First Apparition …
Find hope, share your spiritual journey, take some time out, renew your faith, pray and reflect: the Sanctuary of Lourdes welcomes you and shows you the way.
Today we celebrate Our Lady's appearance to a young peasant girl, Bernadette, in 1858 in Lourdes, France. Through a set of private revelations, Mary revealed herself as "the Immaculate Conception." What does this title mean, and what should we know about Our Lady of Lourdes? Ellyn von Huben explains.
Mary's Grotto, Nazareth … ever virgin Mary, really and truly Mother of … assisted in the construction of a facsimile "Jesus house" in Walsingham …