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Lourdes

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published September 14th 2006 by Echo Library (first published 1914)
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Karina
Nov 17, 2009 Karina rated it really liked it
This book (1914 edition) is freely available on Project Gutenberg through the efforts of the fine folks at Distributed Proofreaders. It's a neat little book about Benson's pilgrimage to Lourdes, with neat black and white photographs of Lourdes or relating to Lourdes. I learned something about this pilgrimage site, which I was curious about previously. For those who don't know, Lourdes is the place where Virgin Mary appeared to a little peasant girl (St. Bernadette). I don't think I can give the ...more
Ken
Dec 29, 2013 Ken rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An eye-witness account that intrigues

Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson's reflections on his 3-day trip to Lourdes give the reader an insider's view, inasmuch as you are treated to both the spiritual and scientific understanding of what takes place at Lourdes. This is a quick and easy read, and well worth the effort.
Josh
Jun 06, 2013 Josh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a delightful account of Fr. Benson's visit to Lourdes. The piety described is edifying, the miracles are reaffirming of the Catholic faith, and the writing is yet another example of Benson's wonderful prose.
Joseph Sherman
A must read!
Not only does the author wonderfully describe Lourdes but also gives explains the proper attitude a christian must have with regards to miracles!
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Robert Hugh Benson (18 November 1871 – 19 October 1914) was an Anglican pastor who joined the Roman Catholic Church (1903) where he was ordained priest in 1904. Youngest son of Edward White Benson (Archbishop of Canterbury) and his wife, Mary, and younger brother of Edward Frederic Benson, he was lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in English literature, having written the notable ...more
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