17 May 2015

Songs for Mary's Month - The Lourdes Hymn

Limerick has a strong association with the pilgrimages to Lourdes, and here is one suggestion for "Songs for Mary's month" with a short reflection on it.


"The Ave Maria di Lourdes or the “Lourdes Hymn” as it is sometimes called. This is always sung as part of the torch light procession in Lourdes and always give me the best feeling in the world. A feeling of thanksgiving that we could get our invalids safety to Lourdes and see them all enjoy the torch procession which is a highlight for many of them. A feeling of pride when I see our fantastic volunteers caring to the invalids every need as we process around the sanctuary and finally a feeling of peace and serenity as the procession enters into the Rosary Basilica  Square."