Bartres, Bruges and Lourdes, also, a place of pilgrimage

Bernadette's second home

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Our one day excursion, we will visit the beautiful village of Bartres is where Bernadette Soubirous spent some of her early child-hood. At the top of the house in the distance, you can just spot the church where St. Bernadette spent many happy hours praying and meditating to St. John the Baptist. 


Bartres is a beautiful little town you can see sheep and wild life all around, and the cafe offer home cooked food where there's a variety of home made ice-cream on offer. The church as a place of worship, is quiet and idyllic and it can be very cooling on days with high temperatures.


Basilica of the Precious Blood

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Our usual visit to the precious blood of Jesus Christ takes us around the fair city of Bruges. Here we are again in Bruges Belgium, with a group of wonderful people having a fabulous time. Known as “The Venice of the North," Bruges is Belgium’s most visited town.  Situated on a network of waterways, Bruges is the perfect place to cruise on a canal, visit one of the many “Chocolatiers” and indulge in the infamous Belgian chocolates. Whatever you prefer, the charm and festive ambience of this wonderful city is sure to work its magic! 

THE NOBLE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY-BLOOD

"The Noble Brotherhood of the Holy-Blood was founded shortly after 1400". Its purpose is to safeguard the relic and to further its veneration. Its 31 members must be resident in Bruges and, as an old document puts it, be “honorable people”. "The Provost can be recognized by his rich neckchain. On ceremonial occasions the Brothers wear a black silken tabard on which the pelican with her young is embroidered. For about 750 years the population of Bruges and its neighbourhood faithfully and intensively venerates the relic of the Holy Blood."

Our Lady of Lourdes

Crown statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  "Lourdes, France is the site of an apparition of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. It is now the most visited Christian pilgrimage shrine.

Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It is part of the Hautes-Pyrénées department in the Occitanie region in south-western France. Prior to the mid-19th century, the town was best known for the Château fort de Lourdes, a fortified castle that rises up from a rocky escarpment at its center". What do we know ABOUT OUR LADY OF LOURDES? = Patronage to

"Lourdes, France, Quezon City of Metro Manila, Tagaytay City of Cavite, Barangay Granada of Bacolod City, Daegu, South Korea, Tennessee, Diocese of Lancaster, bodily ills, sick people, protection from diseases". We pray and honour Our Lady daily in towns and Cities all over the world, we look to her with our special intentions for our life.   

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception feast day is 11 February. 

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Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre

Fatima PORTUGAL

STRABOURG CATHEDRAL  ALSACE FRANCE 

Prague CZECH REPUBLIC

LAON CATHEDRAL FRANCE

Avignon SOUTH FRANCE

CHARTRES CATHEDRAL FRANCE 

Nevers FRANCE

ABBEY MONT ST. MICHEL FRANCE 

Bruges Christmas Market BELGIUM

COLOGNE GERMANY