Lourdes trip 2013

Source: St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

In late October of this year, priests and seminarians of Winona accompanied several lay pilgrims to Lourdes. Among the places visited along the way were La Salette, Laus, (where Our Lady appeared in 1664), and the 11th century Cistercian abbey of Fontfroide. The pilgrims spent four days at Lourdes, visiting the holy sites, bathing in the miraculous waters, attending Holy Mass, Vespers, and Eucharistic procession for the feast of Christ the King, along with more than five thousand French faithful there for the occasion.  After the week, the pilgrims returned to the States, filled with many spiritual graces and blessings.