150 Years of Hope and Healing for a Hurting World — Beginning with the story of Bernadette Soubirous and the famous apparitions of 1858, this talk covers the establishment of the sanctuary and its success in attracting millions of pilgrims, despite an increasing attitude of secularism in France and in the world. It discusses the advent of cures and pilgrimages and the development of a hospitality system second to none for welcoming visitors with illness and disability. Learn why a century and a half since the apparitions in the grotto of Massabielle, Lourdes has become an important center for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, and a vital expression of Catholicity and the Gospel message today.


Testimonials for Lourdes

Thank you for your wonderful talk about Lourdes at our annual Knights of Columbus banquet. I have heard nothing but favorable comments from those that were in attendance. Our District Deputy sent the program book to other district deputies in central and south east Ohio and he told me that some of them have expressed an interest in having you talk at some of their events. I am glad that I had the opportunity to have met you.

Bill H., Ohio, Knights of Columbus