Wednesday 26/04/2017

Well our trip to Nevers took longer than expected, so no birthday tea or cakes, have to settle for a very nice veggie pizza in town and a couple of beers. Lovely little town


Nevers is  a place of pilgrimage. Bernadette Soubirous, a simple country girl from Lourdes claimed that the Virgin appeared 18 times to her. Several miracles occurred as a result of this and Lourdes then became a famous place for pilgrims. Persuaded of her calling, she became a nun at St. Gildard, a convent of the Sisters of Charity of Nevers. She died there in 1879, was beatified and later canonised in 1933. Her body has lain at the Espace Bernadette Soubirous , 34 Rue St-Gildard since 1925 and every year half a million people stop at the shrine. Nevers is also on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela.

#nevers #travellers #motorhoming

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