Information Book For Helpers
Miracles and Cures
This history goes right back to 1858 when a blind man washed his eyes in the spring in the Grotto, and regained his sight. Since then, Lourdes has been closely linked with the miraculous. Any claims of miracles are very thoroughly investigated by the Church and medical bodies. Although many thousands of people have claimed miracles, only 70 have been through the rigorous procedures and been accepted by the Church as miraculous and medically inexplicable.