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Pilgrimage to Lourdes France - what's it like?

A list which gives the flavour of what it's like to be a pilgrim to Lourdes

Audioboo / Sound of this pilgrimage warming up in Shannon Airport

While waiting to board the plane for Lourdes - mainly ambient sound with a little sound of my mother

Audioboo / Sound of late night pilgrims - shocking fun afterhours in Hotel

Friday night:
The tradition of fun, music & dancing on Pilgrimage in Lourdes...
This was recorded in Hotel Solitude

Audioboo / The road to Lourdes begins here

An Audioboo by omaniblog

Audioboo / This week is unique - never before has it happened

Reflecting on a week ahead - from Fathers' Day to Mother's Day - from Glanmire to Lourdes - meditating...

Audioboo / 10 minutes of peace as we walk with Lourdes in mind

As I walk the dog late at night, I chat about going to Lourdes with mother & brother. A getting ready & unwinding boo...

Audioboo / What would you like me to do for you in Lourdes? @RogerOverall answer here

Roger Overall & I were in Cafe Beva Glanmire Cork - suddenly the idea of asking people what they'd like me to do for them personally popped up. I grabbed iPhone - this happened...

Audioboo / Showering for Lourdes: water can purify the body & mind

Last cleansing before pilgrimage to Lourdes

Audioboo / Music playing in car as Omanidot & I drive from Cork into Limerick

American Civil War song "Gruber Peas" - omanidot favourite
Bit of chat about it too

Audioboo / My mother's expectations - on her way to Lourdes

While waiting to board the plane, my mother Clare speaks about what she expects from Lourdes - strong religious views

Audioboo / About to fly

Nearly ready for take off from Shannon Airport

Audioboo / The bedroom in the Lourdes hotel - a test drive

First impression of the hotel - after the surprise experience that I've been outsourced to Hotel Continental - beds, light, bathroom, shower pressure, hair dryer, safe, colours...

Audioboo / The River in Lourdes at 20:45 (ish)

Hearing the sound of people praying from across the river in Lourdes

Audioboo / At the Grotto in Lourdes

Standing at the grotto in Lourdes on Thursday evening

Audioboo / Confession on first morning in Lourdes - after the night before

Delicate after two small bottles of Duval
Recorded immediately after waking on first morning : Friday

Taking a shower

Friday morning - getting clean before going out as a pilgrim

Audioboo / Moi parlant Francais - fun with French language over pilgrimage breakfast

It's lovely to speak another language on Friday - French takes me back a long way - to the time I spent in Cher with the Gaudets

Audioboo / What do unbelievers believe?

Friday morning: Recorded while walking from hotel to Grotto in Lourdes - contains some philosophical thoughts

Audioboo / Tin whistle at the Grotto Mass

A young lad plays music during the Mass at the Grotto on Friday morning

Audioboo / Song and Prayer at Mass in the Grotto

More of the Mass on Friday morning

Audioboo / The "Our Father" at the Grotto

The "Our Father" - an extract - communal English mixed with Latin from woman beside me at the Grotto

Audioboo / What do Brancardiers do in Lourdes?

While waiting for the Limerick Pilgrimage to be photographed in front of the basilica