Flooding in France Leads to Two Deaths, Evacuation of Lourdes

Details:  Heavy flooding in southwest France resulted in two dead, hundreds evacuated and the temporary closure of the Catholic pilgrimage site at Lourdes. According to ABC News, the famous grotto at Lourdes was hit by muddy floodwaters, as the entire region was beset by heavy rainfall yesterday. The grotto is a major pilgrimage site for roughly [Read More...]


This, of course, is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.   And it is also a day when history was made in Egypt. Above: “The Virgin Mary Tree” in Egypt. An ancient tradition holds that it protected the Holy Family. The Anchoress points out that Hosni Mubarak resigned on a Marian feast — and that [Read More...]