Lourdes has become one of the holiest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, visited annually by more than five million people who come in search of healing from its sacred waters. Since the end of World War II, soldiers from around the world have journeyed to Lourdes seeking healing and unity with one another at a week-long gathering known as the International Military Pilgrimage.
Notes from the Field: Juan’s Story (Lourdes)
Meet American pilgrim Juan Roldan traveling in Lourdes, France.
Notes from the Field: The Underground Basilica (Lourdes)
Look inside one of the world's largest underground cathedrals in Lourdes, France.
Notes from the Field: Zach's Story (Lourdes)
Meet American pilgrim Zach Herrick traveling in Lourdes, France.
Notes from the Field: Giving Back (Lourdes)
Service is a key part of many pilgrimages.
Notes from the Field: The Healing Waters (Lourdes)
Many sacred sites have water at their core.
Notes from the Field: Office of Medical Observ. (Lourdes)
Take a look at reported cases of miracles at the Office of Medical Observations.
Notes from the Field: Bathing at the Grotto (Lourdes)
Look insides the baths at the Grotto in Lourdes.
Visions of the Virgin Mary (Lourdes)
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