• Short Summary

    Thousands of Dutch, French and Belgian pilgrims attended this year's candle procession at Montaigu, Belgium, to commemorate a 17th century "miracle".

  • Description

    Thousands of Dutch, French and Belgian pilgrims attended this year's candle procession at Montaigu, Belgium, to commemorate a 17th century "miracle". This year's procession was in pouring rain.

    In 1629, the region Montaigu - in the province of Limburg was ravaged by a plague. The inhabitants of Montaigu organized a procession to pray for divine intercession.

    The procession started in the middle of the night, the inhabitants holding burning candles in their hands.

    It is because the procession started in the night that today still, the procession is called the "Candle Procession".

    The pilgrims light their candles as the procession passes. Then, praying, they walk around the chapel, now named the Basilica of Notre Dame de Montaigu.

    During the procession, the pilgrims heard the good news that the terrible plague had ceased.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADEXIHX0RP4CEQJ32EMOZUXVR2
    Media URN:
    VLVADEXIHX0RP4CEQJ32EMOZUXVR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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