Lourdes in Tamil colours
Every summer, Lourdes welcomes thousands of Tamil families, often wearing their traditional costumes.
Most of these pilgrims, very attached to Sri Lankan and Indian cultures, come from the Paris region and are Catholic. They like Lourdes, which resembles a very popular Marian shrine in India, that of Our Lady of Good Health, at Vailankanni.
More information on the site of the Catholic Tamil Chaplain: www.uravukal.org