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National Male Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France
The huge National Male Pilgrimage to Lourdes - 18th-22nd April 1899. Worshippers in the Place De La Basilique. The organisers of this great pilgrimage hoped and wished to see 30, 000 men before the Grotto at Lourdes, but the result was far beyond expectation. During these days of pilgrimage the Railway Companies collected 66, 000 tickets from men alone at the Lourdes Railway Station. Unlike the National Pilgrimage which visited Lourdes every August, (during the Octave of the Assumption) this gathering was not composed of sick people and their friends coming to look for the cure of bodily suffering and restoration to health. This was a gathering of men in their full health and vigourassembled at Lourdes to honour the Immaculate Virgin, who has "shown herself so mindful of France, and who has striven so patiently to keep the faith in that great country". Date: 1899
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Dervishes engaged upon Zikr
Dervishes of different Sufi orders engaged upon Zikr - remembrance and praise of God. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth'. Within the Islamic tradition such people are often known as Sufis, Sufi, people of the way or mystics and they come from every strata of society; here monetary considerations are inapplicable since the situation is that of a deep personal inner spiritual longing. There are in existence a number Sufi Orders many of which bear the name of a great saint and within these orders various practices have continued over the centuries in order to assist generations of seekers whose desire is to be brought to reality itself. It is said that the number of ways to reality/truth exceeds the number of grains of sand on the beach. It may be noted that this infinite number of ways to truth can even start at a point beyond religion, ultimately the truth is an univeral quality."
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