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Lourdes

Syllabification: Lourdes
Pronunciation: /lo͝o(ə)rd
 
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Definition of Lourdes in English:

A town in southwestern France, at the foot of the Pyrenees; population 15,698 (2006). It has been a major place of Roman Catholic pilgrimage since 1858 when a young peasant girl, Marie Bernarde Soubirous (St. Bernadette), claimed to have had a series of visions of the Virgin Mary.

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