Leaving Lourdes: Final Comments and Farewells 

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2015

It was a wonderful trip and these are all great folks. Everyone was sad to leave early in the morning but lasting friendships are formed and lives are changed.

I certainly appreciated Msgr. Droll’s closing comments. 

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How can you not have a great day at Lourdes? The weather has cooperated magnificently. After Mass in St. Ann’Chapel and a guided tour through the Lourdes’ Museum, everyone had free time today to again explore, pray at the very shrines and churches, go into the baths, shop and more.
In the afternoon we went to the medical bureau and toured the museum there and saw all the different people that had confirmed cures from the waters here at Lourdes. We also had a meeting with the chief doctor.
Protestants have a lot of objections to Catholic teachings on Mary. So for an hour before dinner I, Steve Ray, gave a talk on Objections to Mary and How to Refute Them. I thought it was appropriate since we had spent so much time at Marian Shrines and talking and praying the Rosary. 

Our dinner, farewells, comments and final hours will be put up tomorrow. 

Video 1 is today’s activities; video 2 is Msgr. Droll’s Homily in St. Ann’s Chapel in Lourdes. 

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Amazing day at Lourdes – enjoy! First video is our mass and exploration of the Grado and a tour of Bernadette’s life. 

The second video is made up of two huge processions the first Eucharistic benediction in one of the biggest churches on earth underground and the second one was a Rosery per session around the shrine.

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