This Sunday, 15 September, at 1.15pm, BBC1 Songs of Praise comes from Lourdes.
The Reverend Kate Bottley hosts the programme and tells the story of the shrine which is visited by around six million people a year. She accompanies a pilgrim from Leeds diocese and experiences the baths. She also meets Dr Alessandro Franciscis from the International Medical Committee of Lourdes, who assess people's claims to have been miraculously healed.
The programme includes music from around the UK, including a stunning performance of Ave Maria by Mary Jess and Joanna Forest.
Hymns in the programme will be:
Praise To The Holiest In The Height - Our Lady's Church, York
We Cannot Measure How You Heal - Stockbridge Church, Edinburgh
Ave Maria - Mary-Jess and Joanna Forest
I Will Give Thanks - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace - All Saints' Church, Northampton
Christ Be Our Light - St Patrick's Church, Dungannon
Tell Out My Soul - St John The Baptist, Tideswell
This programme will be available shortly after broadcast
Watch a trailer here: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07n4zb7
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