Free Friday: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, located in Lourdes, France is a destination for pilgrims from around the world. Activities in the Sanctuary are conducted in six official languages- French, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and German. 

  

 

 

Mostly, people come to worship and pray for healing. About 350,000 pilgrims visit each year to bathe in Lourdes spring water which is said to have healing power. 

      

 
Visiting the Sanctuary with its 22 places of worship in its 51 hectare compound is free. The basilica is hugely impressive. Set in France’s Midi Pyrenees, everyone including non-pilgrims can appreciate its beauty.

  
  

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