Lourdes All Day: Mass at Grotto, Touring Life of Bernadette, Rosary Procession and more

by Steve Ray on October 29, 2017

Our first full day started with Mass in the Grotto of Lourdes where our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858.

Archbishop Lucas presided at the beautiful and reverent Mass in the “cave.” You can hear/see his excellent homily here.

We then gave people free time until 2:30 for going to the baths (though they filled up quickly). Many went exploring, shopping and out to one of the many cafes and restaurants for lunch.

We gathered again at 2:30 PM for a walking tour of “The Footsteps of the Life of St. Bernadette” where we visited the Boly Mill where she was born, the abandoned prison called the Cachet where they lived in poverty and more.

We also had a Rosary Procession around the shrine. Dinner at one of the many fine restaurants – this is France after all, the food and wine are excellent everywhere.

Great first full day and people are already complimenting the organization and itinerary. We are very happy.

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