LINK FIXED: Early Mass at the Lourdes Grotto; tour of the Shrines; Talk by Head Doctor at Lourdes
by Steve Ray on September 14, 2021
We have finally reached our final destination which is Lourdes. We started the morning with the sunrise with Mass in the Grotto of our Lady and St. Bernadette.
Our chaplain Fr. James Conlon was the celebrant. Marvelous with less than 50 people whereas last time there were about a thousand crowding into the Grotto for Mass. You can hear Fr. James’ fine homily here.
Everyone had their covid test today which is required for re-entry into the USA. Then a tour of all the shrines and the churches. After lunch, we were honored to have a meeting and talk by Dr. Allesandro De Franciscis who is the head doctor overseeing Lourdes and who confirms the authenticity of healings.
Free time in the afternoon. Great dinner at our hotel and evening Rosary and procession. Great Day! Enjoy!