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War veterans invited to find peace on 2020 ‘Warriors to Lourdes’ pilgrimage

Father Jeffrey Laible, spiritual director for Warriors to Lourdes, distributes Communion during Mass for English-speaking service members and their companions at the grotto in Lourdes, France, during the International Military Pilgrimage in May 2016. (Provided photo/Lt. Col. William Wong, M.D.)

Even though the war may be over, the battle continues for many who were scarred by combat. The Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage offers a way to find peace, according to Father Jeffrey Laible, pastor of four Logan County Catholic parishes and spiritual director for the program. “It’s the opportunity to receive the gift of healing. […]

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Logan County priest, deacon take part in Warriors to Lourdes healing pilgrimage

Father Jeffrey Laible of Lincoln, second from left, spiritual director for the Warriors to Lourdes program, and Father Tom Foster of Duluth, Minnesota, deputy director, visit with two of the pilgrims to Lourdes, France, on May 17. (CNS/Tamino Petelinsek courtesy Knights of Columbus)

LINCOLN — Healing comes in many ways when soldiers who have been wounded go to Lourdes. “People may come back to the United States or wherever home is and have a physical healing. However, they might also come back with a spiritual, maybe an emotional, maybe a moral healing, where there’s been some kind of […]

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