Lourdes: Flood Update

October 29th, 2012
Lourdes: flood update | Lourds, floods

Flooded Grotto

 

Mgr Nicholas Brouwet, Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes, has now announced on the website of the Sanctuary, the progressive reopening of Sanctuaries for the pilgrims. This morning, (Monday, October 22) the gates of Saint-Michel and  Saint-Joseph and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Chapel of Reconciliation have been reopened to pilgrims. This afternoon there will be access to the water fountains in the Domaine.

Tonight at 9pm,  the Torchlight Marian Procession will take place, and tomorrow (Tuesday 23 October) the Grotto will be reopened.

Due to extensive damage, the Prairie, the two bridges, Sanctuaries (with the exception of the Home Gateway Notre Dame) and baths, remain inaccessible for the moment.

To see Bishop Brouwet’s latest announcement,  in French,  and further films from Lourdes, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVMld3FgeH4

Source: Lourdes Press Office