|The following series of slide shows were sent to us with descriptions written by Henry Bludau . These were taken on his pilgrimages to Ars , La Salette , Loreto , Lyon , Mugnano , Paris and Rome .|
Down the hill from the basilica, upon a high pedestal, is a large bronze statue of St. Philomena, her hand pointing out the way to the apparitions site itself. It is dedicated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the French National Pilgrimage in 1897.
Inside the basilica itself is another gift of the pilgrimage from Paris in 1895 -- a stained-glass window. From bottom to top it depicts: The Cure praying at St. Philomena's altar in his church at Ars; the French National Pilgrimage in procession at LaSalette; and the martyrdom of St. Philomena herself. Her monogram is at the top of the window.
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Universal Living Rosary Association
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