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St William's RC, Ince

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lourdes 1979
Photo: linda k byrne
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church congregation on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in 1979

Comment by: Vb on 16th December 2015 at 19:54

I have a couple of pictures like this one. People still go in their thousands ...so peaceful and beautiful surroundings .......if you can turn a blind eye to the commercial side of it!

Comment by: Only a Joke on 17th December 2015 at 02:01

Took grandad last year.Lowered him in the Waters in his chair when we raised him out,He was no different,but their was two new tyres on his wheelchair

Comment by: St.Wilf on 18th December 2015 at 10:55

I would say thats the Pavillion end rather than the Nursery end.

Comment by: Vb on 18th December 2015 at 13:54

I wonder if those 'joke'comments would have been made if the pilgrim site had been Mecca!

Comment by: G .W. on 18th December 2015 at 20:06

A Wigan church group in Mecca, Vb? That would be funny!

Comment by: M8chael Gormally on 18th December 2015 at 21:58

Let the idiots sneer. As my Wigan grandmother used to say, they will come to their cake and milk soon enough.

Comment by: Vb on 18th December 2015 at 22:05

I think you know what I mean GW...

Comment by: Eddie. on 18th December 2015 at 23:14

I'm bloody sure I don't.

Comment by: G .W. on 18th December 2015 at 23:32

My level of idiocy may be debatable M8icheal but i've never been a sneerer. Someone told me laughter is the best medicine...O'h... and tolerance.

Comment by: Albert. on 19th December 2015 at 10:43

Although a catholic, I have never been to Lourdes. Thousands of sick people have returned from Lourdes without having had a miraculous cure, but the enormous beneficial spiritual effect that the visit has had on many of them, in dealing with their differing infirmities, must have been of very considerable lasting benefit to each one of them.

Comment by: Thomas((Tom)Walsh. on 20th December 2015 at 00:19

I've visited Lourdes many times. I can say that I have always found a place of devotion and peace ,where people gain solace and courage to deal with disability be that physical or sadness because of a loss or other difficulties.
The benifit of visiting is unexplainable,but I thank that everyone who makes the pilgrimage gains for the experience.

Comment by: kathleen on 22nd December 2015 at 19:37

my mother is on this photo she is 7th from the left on the 1st row standing got a red cardigan on

Comment by: Grannieannie on 23rd December 2015 at 09:01

Does anyone know the name of the lady sitting in a wheelchair, centre front. Her legs are bandaged.
I went to Lourdes a decade or so later with a lady who lived at Ince and the one I mention here has a look of her. By the time we went she was bedridden. She travelled all the way using the Jumbulance and was on a trolley bed for the journey. You are right though about the peace Lourdes brings. We may have had moans and complaints on the way there, but not on the way back.

Comment by: Tom Willowtree on 7th December 2021 at 12:47

Does anyone know the name of you young girl pictured 8th from the left in the green dress with dark cardigan?

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