Lourdes Water Collected Fresh From the Grotto at Lourdes 500ml In Purpose Made Plastic Containers, Multiples Available Up To 5 Litres.
At the Fountains of the Sanctuary fed by the water from the Grotto of the Apparitions, you can respond to the invitation of the Virgin Mary: "Go and drink at the Spring"
My wife Diane and I are very lucky to live not far from Lourdes and many people have asked us to collect water for them so I have decided to list this service as an item.
This item is for a container of 0.5 litres, should you wish to have larger quantities the details up to 5 litres are available. As I collect 20-30 Litres at a time the price for multiples of 0.5 litres are reduced as follows:
0.5 Litres 30 euros
1 Litre 45 euros
1.5 Litres 60 euros
2 Litres 80 euros
2.5 Litres 98 euros
3 Litres 125 euros
3.5 Litres 140 euros
4 Litres 145 euros
4.5 Litres 160 euros
5 Litres 170 euros
The price includes shipping worldwide
If you would like to take advantage of these discounted volume prices simply choose the quantity you would like from the drop down menu.
The containers used to collect and store the water are made of a special stable plastic that will not add or detract anything from the water inside. The water is collected fresh direct from the spring flowing from the Grotto of the Massabielle next to the River Gave in Lourdes. The 500 ml containers in which it is shipped are filled directly from the collecting containers so only pure Lourdes water enters the shipping containers.
The water takes some time to collect as it is not pumped, it just flows along the specially constructed mini viaduct and falls out of the taps. The water itself is completely free to anyone who wishes to go to the grotto and collect it so the price reflects the cost of collection and the container.
The advantage of this is that you know that this is definitely water from the Grotto and you can see in the photographs myself and my wife on one of our collection trips.
Many millions of people each year make the pilgrimage to Lourdes and drink and bathe in this water. To date 47 miracles have been recorded at Lourdes itself. However, at the beginning of 2017 the French government under a European directive prevented the Sanctuary at Lourdes from shipping the Lourdes water for health reasons. Quite strange as there is no prevention of the millions of Lourdes pilgrims from drinking the water from the spring as the French government tested it and found it to be perfectly safe to drink.
Lourdes water is water which flows from a spring in the Grotto of Massabielle in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France. The location of the spring was described to Bernadette Soubirous by an apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes on 25 February 1858. Since that time many millions of pilgrims to Lourdes have followed the instruction of Our Lady of Lourdes to "drink at the spring and wash in it". Lourdes water is not considered holy water but rather ordinary water taken from a sacred spring.
Although never formally encouraged by the Church, Lourdes water has become a focus of devotion to the Virgin Mary at Lourdes. Since the apparitions, many people have claimed to have been cured by drinking or bathing in it, and the Lourdes authorities provide it free of charge to any who ask for it.