Lourdes


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Lourdes

 (lo͝ord, lo͝ordz)
A town of southwest France at the foot of the Pyrenees. It is noted for its Roman Catholic shrine marking the site where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Saint Bernadette in 1858.

Lourdes

(French lurd)
n
(Placename) a town in SW France: a leading place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics after a peasant girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. Pop: 15 698 (2006)

Lourdes

(lʊərd, lʊərdz; Fr. lurd)

n.
a city in SW France: Roman Catholic shrine famed for miraculous cures. 18,096.
Translations
Lapurdum
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They all went together up to the quaint little Gothic church of Our Lady of Lourdes, gleaming all brown and yellow with paint in the sun's glare.
A DISABLED nun who walked again after visiting Lourdes has been recognised by the Catholic Church as the 70th miracle cure there.
Address : 2 Rue De L~htel De Villebp 709 65107 Lourdes Cedex
Ongtioco will preside over a high mass at 12 noon tomorrow at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes on Kanlaon Street in Quezon City, in solemn commemoration of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, marking the 160th anniversary of the series of apparitions of the Blessed Mother to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 at the Cave of Massabielle in Lourdes, France.
Lourdes overlooking Honda Bay, a short drive north of the city proper.
LOURDES, FRANCE -- French police and military officials launched a special security operation for the country's national pilgrimage to Lourdes, following the killing of a Catholic parish priest in a spate of terrorist attacks.
Pop superstar Madonna's daughter Lourdes, 19, has the same distinctive eyebrows, dark hair and confident stance.
A FLIGHT from Liverpool to Lourdes was delayed by more than 24 hours, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at the airport.
Washington, June 24 ( ANI ): Madonna recently threw a pre-prom bash for her teen daughter Lourdes to celebrate the end of her high school career.
I was comparing it to my many stays in Lourdes when to my great surprise your double page article on Lourdes by Peter Surtees (Telegraph, September 2) appeared.
A week ago the River Gave burst its banks at the holy site of Our Lady of Lourdes and wrecked the plans of thousands of Catholics for a spiritual pilgrimage to the town in southern France, where they believe Mary, mother of Jesus, appeared to a peasant girl 155 years ago.
THE Lourdes pilgrimage site was closed down yesterday after torrential storms hit South West France.