Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.


September 12, 2008

Lourdes 150th Anniversary

Lourdes Grotto

Lourdes Sanctuaries

Lourdes Ave Maria

Turin, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

Pope Benedetto XVI goes on pilgrimage to Lourdes on Saturday and Sunday for the 150th Anniversary of the Apparitions. The young Bernadette Soubirous, canonized in 1933, met (saw and spoke with) the Virgin Mary 18 times at Massabielle Grotto, from February to July 1858. Lourdes, the most important Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin, is really a piece of Heaven on the earth, where we find the Love of God, the Gospel, the Prayer. The conversions are a great many and the miraculous recoveries are about 7500.
More about Lourdes: here
Details on the Apparitions: here.

Comments: 21

The sanctuary is just gorgeous. So light and happy in there. The video seemed to be something that would be very moving if there.

I have never been at Lourdes. Hope I will, one day. Do you visit yourself? You seems to have experienced the fervour of the place. In spite of the crowd and the 'commercial'aspect.

Nice post. My friend visited there recently and was very blessed.

I am really intrigued by this... I have heard much about this and to watch the video was quite fascinating. I really thought it was amazing. Wonderful post... very powerful. I enjoyed it.

Your images are beautiful, Pietro! What a blessed time. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. What a beautiful thing to think about.

very much like the scenes in the philippines. a lot of devotees here and tahnsk for sharing this video.

i really hope that you'll be able to visit our country. we'd love to bring you around.

Beautiful post and really fascinating video!

A beautiful church! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Marie Reed
What a delightfu post! I would ove to make it down to Lourdes!
thanks for posting this Pietro. I wonder if it is ever quiet here. I would love to visit myself some day.

Very interesting. Very nice post.



sonia a. mascaro
The Sanctuary of Lourdes looks very beautiful. I have never been at Lourdes and I have never been abroad either. The video with the holy music Ave Maria is very moving. Thanks for sharing.

I've read about Lourdes, and a friend of mine went recently, but I've never seen pictures before. Now I'd like to visit.

Pietro: I have an award waiting for you on my blog. Please stop by when you have a chance.


love the shots, especially the last one - magnificent!

Pietro, Thanks for your visits. I do love these photos. Your images and words help me understand the grottoes that I have visited in Connecticut. Thanks.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
Hello from New York! Your photos are all beautiful. I didn't know it was the 150 year anniversary of Lourdes. I will say a special prayer to Mary to continue to protect and bless us all.

That is a magnificent building of the Lourdes Sanctuaries! Nicely captured.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Happy weekend!

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Kathleen McQueen Wright
Oh Just Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Seeing Our Lady of Lourdes gives a sense of serenity...more blessings for you!