Saturday, October 26, 2019

La Maison de Bernadette; A Saint’s Humble Home (Immaculate Lourdes Series 16)

La Maison de Bernadette 
A Saint’s Humble Home
Immaculate Lourdes Series 16

 It was our penultimate day in Lourdes, we were already
packing when we found out that we are running out of
Euros. I went to look for an for a currency exchange and 
stumbled upon La Maison de Bernadette in Rue de Grotte. 


La Maison de Bernadette was on the list of the
places that we would visit in Lourdes but we totally
forgot about it and I almost missed this attraction.


I bought a ticket to see the original Boly Water-mill
where St. Bernadette was born on January 7, 1844.


She  called it “the happiness water-mill”,  



…and her family lived here when it was part of the
numerous  water- mills at the  banks the ancient
Lapacca River at present located underneath the
Boulevard of the Cave draining into the Gave de Pau.


The bedroom where Bernadette was born was still intact,


… the kitchen,


…and the old water-mill
and even the grindstones.



Moulin de Boly gave us a peek on of the saint’s 
humble  life in the past . It is  very well-maintained,   
and now being managed by the her descendants.



Next to the Sanctuary of our Lady of Lourdes 
La Maison de Bernadette is the second
most important pilgrimage site in Lourdes.

Links for the Immaculate Lourdes Series:

Hotel Majestic 
Tranquil Abode in Lourdes
Immaculate Lourdes Series 1 

AFC (AMMA Fried Chicken) 
Better Than Finger Licking Good. 
ImmaculateLourdes Series 2 

Rue de Grotte 
The Road to Holiness
Immaculate Lourdes Series 3 

Cinema Majestic 
Ancient Religious Theater
Immaculate Lourdes Series 4 

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes 
The Sacred Domain
Immaculate Lourdes Series 5 

Gave de Pau 
A River Runs Thru It
Immaculate Lourdes Series 6 

L’ Ermitage Restaurant 
Delicious Food, Friendly Service 
Immaculate Lourdes Series 7 

Petit Train Touristique de Lourdes 
The Best of Lourdes by Mini- Train 
Immaculate Lourdes Series 8 

Funiculaire du Pic du Jer 
Scenic Ancient Funicular Train
Immaculate Lourdes Series 9 

Pic du Jer 
The Best View of the Pyrenees 
Immaculate Lourdes Series 10 

Lourdes Evening Procession 
River of Lights at the Shrine 
Immaculate Lourdes Series 11 

L’ Europeen 
Delicious Indian Cuisine
Immaculate Lourdes Series 12 

Traditional Lourdes Pastries 
Unique French Provincial Snacks
Immaculate Lourdes Series 13 

Le Petit Lourdes 
Ancient Lourdes in Microcosm
Immaculate Lourdes Series 14 

Musee de Cire 
Awesome Religious Wax Museum 
Immaculate Lourdes Series 15 

La Maison de Bernadette 
A Saint’s Humble Home
Immaculate LourdesSeries 16 

Musee de Pyreneen 
Breathraking Hilltop Castle Museum 
Immaculate Lourdes Series 17 

Au Rendez vous des Ch’timis et des Bretons 
Good Food, Homey Restaurant
Immaculate Lourdes Series 18 

Amazing Lourdes 
Beautiful Rustic Pligrim City
Immaculate Lourdes Series 19

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