Monday, February 11, 2008

Our Lady of Lourdes

Today, February 11, is the 150th Anniversary of the day many Catholics believe that Mary, the mother of Jesus, first appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous (pictured) in a grotto at Lourdes, France, in 1858.

It is in honor of this apparition that many Catholic churches are named in honor of "Our Lady of Lourdes," including one in my old stomping grounds of Burgettstown, PA.

Lourdes, a town in southern France, has become one of the world's great spiritual pilgrimage sites.

Via YouTube, here are scenes from Lourdes:

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