The State of Virginity

The State of Virginity
I should like you to be free of all worries. The unmarried man is busy with the Lord's affairs, concerned with pleasing the Lord; but the married man is busy with this world's demands and occupied with pleasing his wife. This means he is divided. The virgin - indeed, any unmarried woman - is concerned with things of the Lord, in pursuit of holiness in body and spirit. The married woman, on the other hand, has the cares of this world to absorb her and concerned with pleasing her husband. I am going into this with you for your own good. I have no desire to place restrictions on you, but I do want to promote what is good, what will help you to devote yourselves entirely to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:32-35

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


The Petit Lourdes Museum is found at the end of rue Peyramale. To get there, one has to take a short walk alongside the Gave. Known as the "Little Lourdes", it is practically an open-air museum, established in a verdant park. Making it particularly interesting are miniatures of the principal buildings that were to be found in Lourdes at the time of the apparitions. Here, visitors can get an idea of the little town in which Bernadette lived, at a time when she was still unknown to the world.

The castle can be seen on the top of a rock. The current rue de la Grotte didn't exist. In its place, there was a stream, called Lapacca, that flowed into the Gave which fast-flowing and abundant water powered the numerous mills. Amongst these were the Boly Mill where Francois worked and where Bernadette was born as well as the Lacade Mill, the actual "Family Home".

Overall, the Petit Lourdes Museum is a unique and beautiful museum that is really worth visiting. It looks very real to me - as though I have gone back in time and space to the era of St. Bernadette. Above are the photos which I took in the museum. I do not consider myself a good photographer. Anyone can take photos with a digital camera.

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