The third day of the 2020 Lourdes Pilgrimage, Monday October 26.
Despite all the difficulties linked to the health crisis: travel made more difficult, curfews, limitations of the faithful, hotels closed: 4,000 pilgrims - the maximum authorized threshold - were not discouraged and responded to this great event of the year in the traditional calendar, made even more important by the celebration of the golden jubilee of the Society of Saint Pius X, and the presence of its superior general, Fr. Pagliarani.
The limitation of pilgrims was compensated - in a way - by the multiplication of ceremonies.
There were in fact, on this Monday, four solemn Masses.
The slide show presents the two solemn masses celebrated in the underground basilica.
Thanks to a well-established orderly service, and to the great discipline of the pilgrims, the pilgrimage was able to take place in very satisfactory conditions, given the circumstances.