THE SHRINE AT LOURDES, FRANCE
Discover the story of the origin and political significance of this site of healing miracles.
In the southwest corner of France, Lourdes is one of the most important shrines in the Christian world. Famous as a site for healing miracles, over 7,000 cures have been documented. Burt takes us on a tour of the churches of Lourdes, discovers the story of the shrine's beginnings, visits the mysterious grotto, takes part in a torch light procession, uncovers the shrine's political significance in the history of France and its role in the story of woman's rights. He also interviews the doctor who was in charge for the investigation of the most recent medical miracle.