Famous Shrine Lowers the Bar for Healings

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c. 2006 Religion News Service LOURDES, France _ For nearly 150 years, millions of pilgrims have flocked to this tiny town nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, where a 14-year-old peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous is said to have witnessed apparitions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. They come in wheelchairs, on stretchers […]

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