Lourdes, France, May 22, 2018 / 23:29 pm
American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the Knights of Columbus.
Among the pilgrims was Charles Baldinger, a West Point-educated infantry officer who had to retire due to Stage 4 brain cancer.
"We came for physical healing with my right side and speech. We got spiritual healing and strength for the journey instead and it was more important," he said in a video recap for the Knights of Columbus.
The pilgrimage coordinator, Col. Charles Gallia, USMC (Ret.), said the event gives "the moral courage and spiritual strength to address the issues and problems of your life whether they're physical, mental, moral. That's the healing power of Lourdes and the Blessed Mother."