- Sep 29, 2020
Pilgrims visit the waters of Lac Ste. Anne expecting — and receiving — healing.
Vietnam’s bishops have warned that popular religious and magical practices can cause “anxiety to the faithful and disorder in faith communities,” and insisted that Church discipline and norms on the liturgy must be obeyed.
Ricky Peterson is convinced he was cured through the intercession of Australia’s first saint when he prayed at her tomb in North Sydney during World Youth Day 2008.
Veterans taking part in the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage to France said the journey has positively influenced their lives and benefited those around them.
Among those who claimed miraculous healing from Rhoda Wise was Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network, who said she was cured of a painful stomach ailment after praying with Wise, who led her in a novena to St. Therese of Lisieux.
Pilgrims, many sick or disabled, converged Monday in the French shrine of Lourdes under heavy security after recent terrorist attacks — notably one July 26 in northwest France, in which extremists claiming loyalty to the Islamic State stormed a Mass, slit an elderly priest’s throat and took nuns and parishioners hostage.