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S+L BLOG: Lourdes



Today on Perspectives, we look at Pope Francis’ mid-flight press conference as he travels from Strasbourg as well as a look at today’s General Audience. ...read more
Monte Jeunesse 2014 happened in Quebec and Salt + Light was there. A special US Military pilgrimage took place in Lourdes, and the Superior General of the Jesuits decides its time to retire. ...read more
  To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of ...read more
On this day when the whole Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Mother, my mind goes back to my first visit to beautiful shrine of Lourdes tucked in the Pyrenees Mountains on the French-Spanish border. When I first visited Lourdes in 1978 as a university student at the end of ...read more
It’s a feast of the Assumption not soon to be forgotten. A cruel prank was pulled on over 30,000 pilgrims gathered yesterday in Lourdes, located in southwest France. Police received an anonymous phone call about a bomb threat to the Shrine. The call came in as thousands of worshippers, priests and nuns were congregating for ...read more
As I shared in my previous post, I spent my vacation in Algonquin Provincial Park and at Madonna House in Combermere, Ontario. In between those adventures, I took a road trip to Newfoundland with my best friend. For one week, we marveled at the Maritime culture, wildlife and dramatic landscape of Gros Morne National Park. ...read more