Despite being hit by devastating floods for the second time in eight months, the town of Lourdes is bouncing back again. The domain is being cleared and the Lourdes authorities are adamant that no pilgrimages will be cancelled. Group 101 leaders Phil and Margaret are themselves due to visit Lourdes next week with the Hallam Diocese pilgrimage
Approximately forty of Lourdes' hotels have been damaged and hopefully the repairs will be carried out quickly. The French authorities are also looking at ways to protect the town from future flooding.
Here is a videos showing the reopening of the Grotto: