FROM The man in the front seat / July 12, 2013

The Lourdes Grotto – home of the faithful

On the 11 February 1858 a young girl, by the name of Bernadette Soubirous, had a vision of the Virgin Mary revealed herself with the words “I am the immaculate conception”. Bernadette would have 17 more such visions up to 16 July that same year. Four years later the visions where declared authentic by Pope Pius IX in 1862 and thus beginning the veneration of Mary Our Lady of Lourdes. These visions took place in the Massabielle grotto and today, along with other religious sites constructed within the Sanctuary, are […]

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