We are talking about Lourdes …

In this Bernadette Year, a cycle of readings and conferences is being organised in partnership with the City of Lourdes. On Thursday 13th from 6:00pm, at the Lourdes media library, Fr. Régis-Marie de La Teyssonnière, chaplain of the Sanctuary of Lourdes, will be giving a lecture on the representation of Lourdes over 5 continents, including through the replicas of the Grotto which he discovered during his world tour.

We are talking about Lourdes …

“The foundational event of Lourdes had two witnesses which remain today the way to its truth: the grotto and Bernadette. Today, we are able to access the grotto via the Internet thanks to TV Lourdes. When travelling, we marvel at its many replicas around the world. In fact, to say grotto is to say Lourdes; to say Lourdes is to say Mary. To say Mary is to say Jesus. To say Jesus is to say God. Bernadette is the second witness. All that we see in Lourdes, and in its representations throughout the world, is found in the heart of Bernadette, buried like seed, held in reserve, as the hidden spring, perhaps for other times, for other people, for other places. If the grotto and Bernadette are indeed the two doors to the reality of Lourdes, of the two, the grotto is undoubtedly more visible than Bernadette who, today as yesterday, remains hidden. But is that not holiness?” explains Father Régis-Marie de La Teyssonnière. During this conference he will be presenting and giving a commentary on the large number of photographs he took during his journey, which attest to the worldwide reach of the message of Lourdes.

In September, a conference on the first cures in Lourdes

On Thursday 12th September at 6:00pm,
at the Palais des Congrès in Lourdes
The 1st Cures in Lourdes and the creation of the Medical Bureau

Lecture by Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis, President of the Office of Medical Observations

Conferences and readings

To guide you during this Bernadette year, the City of Lourdes is offering a cycle of lectures and readings. Read the programme.

Thursday 13th June at 6:00 pm, Media Library
Replicas of the Grotto of Lourdes throughout the world
Conference by Father Régis-Marie de La Teyssonnière, chaplain of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Thursday 18th July at 6:00 pm, Media Library
75 photographic portraits of Bernadette
Conference by Jean-François Labourie, archivist of the City of Lourdes.

Thursday 29th August at 6:00pm, Palais des Congrès
Lourdes seen by …
Readings by Jeanne Montaigu accompanied by Zacchary Pourtzeladze on violin.

Thursday 12th September at 6:00pm, Palais des Congrès
The first cures in Lourdes and the creation of the Medical Office
Lecture by Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis, President of the Office of Medical Observations.

Thursday 19th September at 6:00pm, Chateau Fort
1934, the monument of the people of Lourdes to Bernadette
Conference by Jean-François Labourie, archivist of the City of Lourdes.

Thursday 10th October, at 6:00pm, Palais des Congrès
Bernadette by herself
Readings by Jeanne Montaigu, accompanied by Vincent Tosca on guitar.

Thursday 21st November at 6:00pm, Palais des Congrès
Lourdes and the Pyrenees through music
Musical conference hosted by Arnaud Penet.

Sunday 1st December at 5:30 pm, Palais des Congrès
Bernadette from Lourdes to Nevers
Readings by Jeanne Montaigu, accompanied by Zacchary Pourtzeladze on the violin.

Read this programme on www.lourdes.fr