RE: The Healing Love of Lourdes
"Recently, an English priest wrote on his blog that he was going to stop visiting Lourdes because he was distressed at how much the English pilgrims drank and partied" This is only one side of the story of the English, we stayed in the St George's hotel which was the headquarter of students from the town of Leeds. These young boys and girls dressed in their distinctive yellow could be seen pushing the wheelchairs of the invalids to the grotto and to the procession, usually three to a wheelchair. They were happy, boisterous, naughty as active young people are, but their faces were filled with joy knowing they were helping the less fortunate. They do this annually. There were more than a hundred. The job of a priest should be to guide and not run away.