Definition of Lourdes in English:

Lourdes

proper noun

  • A town in southwestern France, at the foot of the Pyrenees; population 15,698 (2006). It has been a major place of Roman Catholic pilgrimage since 1858 when a young peasant girl, Marie Bernarde Soubirous (St. Bernadette), claimed to have had a series of visions of the Virgin Mary.

Pronunciation

Lourdes

/lʊ(ə)rd//lo͝o(ə)rd/