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My soul, give praise to the Lord. or Alleluia!
It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever,
who is just to those who are oppressed.
Spiritual & Walking Guides just released its latest book: Spiritual & Walking Guide: Lourdes to St Jean Pied de Port. The Camino guide book is today’s most comprehensive spiritual guide for walking from Lourdes to St Jean de Pied Port in France. 270 more words
In March this year, I made the decision to volunteer for a week of my summer in France, as a St Frai hospital helper. Every year, the Diocese of Westminster makes a pilgrimage to Lourdes, bringing with them a group of malades (disabled pilgrims). 695 more words
The water is freezing but somehow you don’t really notice, the women wrapping your unclothed body in a tired linen cloth speak broken English through thick accents but you understand their instructions perfectly well, the statue of Mary that sits at the edge of the baths is ruddied from having been kissed a thousand times. 1,167 more words
I recently took the family on a road trip through Europe. We spent over 3 weeks exploring France, Spain and Portugal. On the way down we made a series of stop overs in French wine country and mid Spain; all of which were absolutely fabulous. 1,406 more words