Cave with a statue from Lourdes

Location: Kanal

The cave in Kanal was set up in 1934 on the initiative of Mrs. Ravnik from a moneyed Kanal family who during her pilgrimage to Lourdes in France noticed a striking likeness between her home-town cave and the one in Lourdes. Returning from the pilgrimage, she got in contact with the then parish priest of Kanal and purchased the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes which was put up in the cave and was consecrated that same year. Throughout the Second World War, the cave remained unharmed. Since 1958, Holy Masses have been held in it.

Photo: Damijan Simčič, ZOSO

Lurd, ZOSO