LOURDES CENTENARY CELEBRATION

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Religion
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LOURDES CENTENARY CELEBRATION

Reference number: 2725

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Scottish Catholic Film Institute

Production company: filmed by L. A. Russell and Bert Mocogni

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.45 mins

Description: Celebration in Celtic Park, Glasgow, to mark the centenary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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Shotlist: Credits (0.13) gvs outside Celtic Park, Glasgow as buses arrive with participants, black clad nuns and clergy, participants, one carries the papal flag (2.30) inside, terraces fill up, signs in the stands read Poland, Spanish-Speaking United States, German. Podium and erecting altar (7.20) gvs service, procession of groups of young people, some wearing red robes; nurses process after a cross and people in wheelchairs; procession headed by miners in helmets and overalls holding candle lamps; shots groups of girls wearing red or white veils and school uniform, wind band intercut with an image of Christ on earth (?), groups of red and white veiled girls process to altar (11.20) statue of OUR LADY OF LOURDES brought onto altar (12.34) groups of visitors, some in national dress, holding banners and signs: "England", "Poland", "German speaking", "France", "Ireland", "Italy", "Lithuania", "Scotland", "Spanish speaking", "Ukraine" approach the altar singing for blessing by Archbishop Campbell?, genuflect and present bouquets, c/u pearl rosary, children praying (15.30) Archbishop and other clergy process from the altar, some vestments trimmed with ermine, others with elaborate lace (18.50) Dispersal. Crowds outside; buses and cars leaving, including red roadster. Shot empty Parkhead stadium. The End (22.45)