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Lourdes Centenary Celebration (clip 1)

A religious ceremony at Celtic's Parkhead Stadium

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A Catholic celebration in Celtic Park, Glasgow, to mark the centenary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes. The film opens with a superimposed apparition of the Virgin Mary in the clouds. Buses arrive outside the stadium and nuns and clergy disembark. People congregate outside the stadium. Shots of crowds in the stadium.

Questions & Activities


  • Who made this film and why?
  • When do you think it was made? How can you tell?
  • What is a 'miracle'?


RME: Where is Lourdes? Why is it important to Catholics?

RME: Within other religions than Christianity what are some places with special spiritual significance?

Science: What evidence can you find for and against Lourdes as a place where disease can be cured?

RME: Find out if celebrations like this event still take place at Celtic Park. Do you think they are still relevant today?

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-311-C
Resource Rights Holder Courtesy of Archdiocese of Glasgow
Project Ref 2725
Date 1958
Genre Documentary, Sponsored, Amateur
School Subject Religious and Moral Education, History, Science
Who Bert Mocogni (filmmaker), L. A. Russell (filmmaker), Scottish Catholic Film Institute (sponsor)
Where Glasgow, Celtic Park, Parkhead
Event Religious Festival
Attributes Colour, Silent
Clip Length 2:49
Film Length 22:45