Lourdes, Procession (1897)
Original title: Procession
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CategoriesActuality Film Black and White Catholic Church Ceremony Church Documentary Lourdes People Pilgrimage Priest Procession Short Sickness Silent Film St. Bernadette DocumentaryShortActuality Film, Black and White, Catholic Church, Ceremony, Church, Lourdes, People, Pilgrimage, Priest, Procession, Sickness, Silent Film, St. Bernadette
This procession took place in Lourdes between 7. September and 13. September 1897. Lourdes is known for being the home city of St. Bernadette, and the pilgrims travel to the place where Our Lady of Lourdes, the name for the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared to 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous in 1858, in order to pray and get healed.
Sequence of 7 views
This is a sequence of 7 films filmed in Lourdes, 1897, as a Procession is taking place, filming the different parts. These are numbers 641-647 in the Lumiere catalog.
Transport of th Patients I (Transport de malades, I)
The sick are dragged in carts.
Transport of th Patients II (Transport de malades, II)
The sick are transported in handcarts and lowered using stretchers.
Procession of men.
Procession of priests.
Procession of men.
Exit from the Rosary Church (Sortie de l’église du Rosaire)
The faithful come out in droves from a religious ceremony.
Embarkation of pilgrims at the station (Embarquement des pèlerins à la gare)
The pilgrims and the cured sick get on the wagon to leave Lourdes.
by John Larsen
Great representation of events
I found this early film representing the pilgrimage people, especially sick people, to Lourdes in order to find healing, was a very good one. It shows different parts of the journey, the people, the sick, the priests, the church, and the train station. It's simply put great documentation of the history, that we now can thank the Lumiere brothers for.