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Lourdes News - Le Mag vidéo #1 JUNE 2015 - Summary

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Le Mag Vidéo n°1 June 2015


Lourdes News - Le Mag vidéo #1 JUNE 2015 - Summary

In the news : The Italian Civic Service

This year again, there are young volunteers from Italy involved in welcoming pilgrims to the Sanctuary as part of their civic service.

"My name is Lazarro. I'm from San Giovanni Rotondo. I came here to do my civic service. This is an opportunity to experience something new and learn more about this beautiful city of Lourdes. The most important thing I understood is how to deal with sick people and discover so many different cultures. In the Sanctuary, I served at the information centre, the bookshop, and the baths."

"I am Sonia. I come from Bronte, Sicily. I'm in Lourdes for my civic service. I work at the information centre, also at the baths and as a "pilote" in the Sanctuary. It is a wonderful experience that reconciles all, that says all, and that can really change lives. "

Event of the month : The Bikers’ pilgrimage

25th bikers’ Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 20 to 21 June 2015. Organized by the Pyrenean motorcyclist Union, the pilgrimage of bikers is primarily a concentration of bikers which takes place on the third weekend of June. The event is a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts: brotherhood and friendliness are essential. It is also an opportunity for them to meet for a thought, a prayer for bikers who have died during the year. On Sunday morning, the passage before the Grotto after Mass in the Sanctuary is followed by the blessing of the crews under the eye of many curious neophytes or connoisseurs. A highly anticipated event!

Focus : With the Christians from Irak

150 people participated recently in the first pilgrimage to Lourdes of Iraqi Christian refugees in the Southwest of France. Their host families and also the Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes, were at their side. A procession from the parish of Lourdes reached the Grotto of the Apparitions. The reception of Iraqi refugees in the Hautes-Pyrénées is made possible thanks to many volunteers involved in the association E.CH.O 65, the Mutual Aid to Eastern Christians in the Hautes-Pyrénées. Their work continues unabated.

Wide angle: Lourdes from the sky

When a drone flies over the Sanctuary of Lourdes, this inevitably produces amazing pictures. A dizzying sequence along the steeple of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and a vertical view of the dome of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Lourdes constantly reminds us of the urgency to turn our gaze to the realities of on high. Lourdes helps us to find God in our lives.