Lourdes Today: A Pilgrimage to Mary's Grotto
By Kerry Crawford
"Lourdes is suspended between heaven and earth."
—From Chapter One
The Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, a fourteen-year-old peasant, eighteen times between February 11 and July 16, 1858, in Lourdes, France. Today, 150 years later, pilgrims continue to flock to this remote southwestern European village in search of the hope, healing and conversion long identified with this holy site.
Lourdes Today invites you to enter into the healing promise of this famous Marian shrine through contemporary testimony, history and first-hand descriptions of twenty-first-century Lourdes. Whether you visit Lourdes in person or experience it through this book, you will never forget your encounter with the mercy of God as revealed by the Mother of God to an ordinary French teenager.