Lourdes, Procession (1897)
Original title: Procession
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.
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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.