Posts Tagged ‘Pilgrimage to Lourdes’

Pilgrims stream to Lourdes grotto after two-year Covid closure

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Some 4,000 pilgrims visited the Massabielle Grotto at the centre of the Marian sanctuary of Lourdes on 11 February as the famous site reopened after two years of Covid-imposed closure. Touching the grotto’s rock wall and viewing the source of Lourdes water are part of the rituals the faithful perform at the sanctuary. The Virgin Read more

Lourdes shrine to reopen with innovations to attract pilgrims

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Lourdes shrine to reopen

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in southern France is about to reopen with several innovations to attract pilgrims. After many months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities at the famous Marian shrine say it is imperative to attract as many visitors as possible. That is one of the aims of the Read more