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“Lourdes is the grace of the Gospel!”


père Palmiro, Villa, VentrigliaA little over 22% of organ­ised pilgrimages are Italian.

They are welcomed spirit­ually by the Chaplains, Mis­sionaries of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate: Nicola Ventriglia, coordinator ; Palmiro Delalio, confessor and guide for Italian semi­narians, and Roberto Villa, Deputy Head of the Youth Service. Each day the three Chaplains conduct the An­gelus in Italian at 11.55 am, and the Rosary in Italian at 6.00 pm. Both are broad­cast live from the Grotto on Lourdes TV and TV 2000. “Fathers you are part of our family!” people write. Conversion always starts with Confession experienced as a grace” explains Father Nico­la Ventriglia. He is also in charge of the spiritual for­mation of Italian Hospital­ity members. Father Nicola Ventriglia says he feels like Doctor Dozous, during the 17th apparition: “I did not see the Virgin, but I see her in everyone”. “Lourdes is the grace of the Gospel!” he concludes.

Our photo, from left to right: Fathers Palmiro Delalio, Roberto Villa, and Nicola Ventriglia.

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