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    Christians' Pilgrimages to Lourdes I am going to describe what a pilgrim would do if they went to Lourdes. I will explain why Lourdes is a Christian place of pilgrimage. Then I will explain the reasons why some Christians choose to make a pilgrimage and the ways in which they may be affected. "There are more important things for Christians to do than go on a pilgrimage." I am going to discuss this issue. I will offer reasons for and against this point of view. Then I will make an evaluation

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    Bernadette Soubirous is the saint of Lourdes, France. Visionary and messenger of the Immaculate Conception, she told us the very words of the Virgin Mary, spoken in the native Basque tongue of Southern France and Northern Spain. She spoke words teaching of the merits of prayer, penance, poverty and church. In the first and most widely recognized Marian apparition of modern times, a personal message was delivered also to Bernadette—She would not find happiness in this world, but only in the next.

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    Religious Figures Who Defied Reason Through Faith: Saint Bernadette of Lourdes Saint Bernadette of Lourdes is not originally one whom the people of her time would expect to become a religious figure that could see holy apparitions and guide others into miraculous experiences. Contrarily, she was born to a family that experiences hardships and a great deal of misfortunes. Her family loses their money through bad investments and kind-heartedness, three of her siblings die at birth, and her father

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    Aspects of Pilgrimage

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    Aspects of Pilgrimage In this piece of coursework, I will discuss what is involved in pilgrimage. After this, I will discuss what goes on in specific places of pilgrimage, such as in Lourdes and Taize, and how they differ from one another. I will also explain the meaning of pilgrimage to answer the question "what is involved in pilgrimage?" and mention who goes on pilgrimages. A pilgrimage is a journey with religious significance and is found in the great religions of the world. It is a

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    A Christian Place of Pilgrimage One Christian place of pilgrimage is located in Lourdes in the south of France. This is thought to be the site of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The history of Lourdes is as follows. In 1858 there was a girl called Bernadette Soubirous, 14, whose father was an ex-miller and whose family was poor. One day she was with her sister and her friend collecting firewood. When she was by the river bank at a place called Massabieille she heard a gust

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    Lourdes Pilgrimage Essay

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    shown through the sacred pilgrimage of Lourdes which is a journey through religious shrines. A pilgrimage to Lourdes has the potential to substantially reinforce, deepen, and transform the faith and spirituality of the pilgrims. In order to properly understand the meaning of Lourdes a brief historical recounting is necessary. The pilgrimage of Lourdes has a long history and people from a Catholic faith usually go on a pilgrimage

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    Saint Bernadette Soubirous The Soubirous family lived in the far north of the little town of Lourdes, in the Lapaca district. A large stream flowed there, and on this stream there were seven mills; one of them known as the Boly Mill, and this had been the residence of the Soubirous. Francois Soubirous leased the mill from relatives of his wife, Louise. In many ways, it was the trade of the miller that had brought the couple together. They had married on the parish church on 9th January 1843. By

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    Who is Saint Bernadette?

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    While a nun, and for a time before, Bernadette suffered great scrutiny and publicity for her visions at Lourdes. Civil authorities such as policemen and prosecutors tried to convince her that she was falsifying the sightings. Even some bishops and priests argued against her. However, as part of her spirituality, Bernadette used the gift of fortitude to stand up to the naysayers. Her faith never vacillated throughout the animadversions of her visions. Bernadette realized that it was a part of God’s

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    Banneux,” and France honors “Our Lady of Lourdes.” Through each of her titles, Mary sends a special message for us. In this essay, I will study about “Our Lady of Lourdes” in the following way. First, I will briefly describe the context within which Mary appeared at the Grotto in Lourdes, France. Secondly, I will then present the

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    Lourdes is a eighty-five year old Filipina woman who was born and raised in Iloilo, which is a province of the Phillipines. She is a former elementary school teacher who experienced firsthand the events of World War II at a young age. Lourdes has four kids, two boys and two girls, who are all in middle adulthood. She has been married to her husband Cesar for fifty-four years. Her family as a whole gets along relatively well despite unresolved problems between a few individuals. Lourdes came to the

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