Novena of prayer from July 29 to August 6, 2014
The Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes, Mgr Nicolas Brouwet, renews his his appeal for prayer for the Christian communities of the Holy Land, Syria, Iraq, Near and Middle East. And so, from Tuesday 29 July until Wednesday 6 August 2014, during nine days (time of a novena), he invites all people of good will, pilgrims or not, to pray daily for this intention during the recitation of the rosary at Lourdes (3.30 pm and 6.00 pm) and during the torchlight procession (9.00 pm), prayers broadcast directly on TV Lourdes, the webTV of the Sanctuary.
During the Marian torchlight procession of Lourdes, each evening, from July 29 to August 6, between 9.00 pm and 10 pm, one part of the rosary meditated on by the pilgrims will be recited in Arabic, as a sign of our communion with all the Christians of Iraq, Syria, the Holy Land, the Near and Middle East.
On Wednesday 30th July, from 3.25 pm until 4.00 pm, Mgr Brouwet will preside at the Rosary recited in support of persecuted Christians. May the persecuted Christians keep courage as they face adversity and take their strength from the Risen Christ!
Chrétiens d'Irak à Lourdes en 2011
Ci-dessous : Le 11 février 2011, des chrétiens d'Irak persécutés avaient pu vivre une journée de pèlerinage à Lourdes grâce à l'Oeuvre d'Orient. Voir notre reportage vidéo.