ex voto Offerings
I’m sure many of you will have seen on your travels in Europe, representations of people or various body parts in shrines and churches. These are ex voto offerings; left as prayers of thanksgiving for healing or deliverance, or intercession for the sick, dying or dead. Lourdes is a good place to see these things, left as offerings by pilgrims.
You can see on the grilles in our Lady Chapel some such offerings. These represent my mother, father and sister, who are all dead. They have been placed here, asking the intercession of Our Blessed Lady for their eternal happiness, as She accompanies them on their journey towards heaven.
It is possible for us to obtain these for you, if you would like to leave such offerings. It’s rather like leaving a perpetual votive candle burning in the chapel. They can be in the shape of people, affected body parts or the Sacred/Immaculate Heart.
A selection of available offerings is below. Each costs £25, unless otherwise stated, and can be acquired by using the contact form and donation button below.