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    been known under many titles. Vietnam has “Our Lady of Lavang,” Mexico honors “Our Lady of Guadalupe,” Portugal has “Our Lady of Fatima,” Belgium venerates “Our Lady of 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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    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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    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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    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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    explain why pilgrims go to pilgrimages, especially to Lourdes and Lough Derg. Religion plays a big part in a Christian’s life, they are on a journey, usually a spiritual journey, and they do this to feel closer to God. The aspects of a pilgrimage help them with this. Pilgrimage is so important to Christians for many reasons. At Lourdes people go to ask for and receive God’s help. Many people that go there are ill and sick and they go to Lourdes to try and cure their illness. People also go to

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    Pilgrimage

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    pilgrimage like: Lourdes in France, Rome in Italy, Taize in France, Holy Land in Israel, Knock in Ireland, Santiago de Compostella in Spain, and many more. AO1 Lourdes is a town in the South of France. It is in the Pyrenees mountains. In 1858, a teenage girl named Marie (who later changed her name to Bernadette) believed she had several visions of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Bernadette's parents were poor farmers, and she was uneducated. During one of the visions, the Lady told Bernadette

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    Pilgrimage

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    kept, where a vision occurred or where Jesus lived. To travel to holy places (such as Rome or Lourdes) is in itself considered a part of the pilgrimage. Originally pilgrims would have walked and maybe met with other groups on the way. Some choose to make the journey alone or as a group, e.g. - the HCPT takes sick children to Lourdes as part of the charity. In fact many of the pilgrims who go to Lourdes are seriously ill or severely handicapped, has become a place where in numerous cases the sick

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    that Divine Revelation (Apostolic Tradition) had not been completed. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, and Our Lady of Fatima are examples of apparitions after the death of the Apostles. Catholic beliefs in these apparitions and the miracles accompanying them; Our Lady of Guadalupe’s roses blooming in the winter and the image on the cloak of Juan Diego, Our Lady of Lourdes and the conversion of sinners and faith, Our Lady of Fatima and the miracle of the dancing sun do not change the truth

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