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Lourdes Centenary Celebration (clip 2)

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.
This clip features a parade by various countries including England, Poland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania and German speakers. Children are presented to the Archbishop for a blessing.

Questions & Activities


  • Why do you think so many people are at this Festival?
  • Who do the children in the film receive a blessing from?
  • How many different countries can you spot in the parade?
  • Do you think it is important to have festivals such as this? If so why?


RME / Geography: Research which countries are predominantly Catholic today and compare this to before the Reformation.

History: Research the Reformation. What effect did it have in Britain and abroad and what was the reason behind it?

Citizenship: Research other faiths in Glasgow and create a presentation about these.

RME: Research what the most prominent faith in Britain today is and make a list of all the faiths and belief systems you find.

RME /Music: Research a Catholic hymn and then research music and songs by other faiths. Learn a song from another faith.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-313-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, Geography, Music
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 1:55
Film Length 22:45