TCC TV: Sacred Journeys: Lourdes

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In 1858, in the southwest of France, a 14-year-old peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous claimed she had 18 encounters with the Virgin Mary. Since then, Lourdes has become one of the holiest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, visited annually by more than five million people who come in search of healing. Since the end of World War II, veterans from around the world have journeyed to Lourdes seeking healing and unity during the International Military Pilgrimage. Watch the entire episode about wounded veterans seeking healing at Lourdes from PBS here: Lourdes at a Glance

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Misc: An Unexpected Visit to the Grotto

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Notre Dame's Grotto

John Shaughnessy writes for Notre Dame Magazine about taking a Rice University football player to visit the Grotto at the University of Notre Dame, “’I have a special devotion to the Blessed Mother,’ he said.” Read the whole thing here: An Unexpected Visit to the Grotto

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