Over a century ago in the French mountain village of Lourdes a young peasant girl claimed to have had a vision of the Virgin Mary. Ever since then believers have claimed that the waters of Lourdes hold a mystical power to heal. The SACRED WATERS OF LOURDES searches for modern medical explanations for the seemingly inexplicable collision of reason and religion. For over a hundred and fifty years pilgrims have made the journey to Lourdes each year. They come to pray and to seek a cure from the sacred waters. Lourdes has been called the city of miracles where the blind are made to see the deaf to hear and the lame to walk. Do the waters of Lourdes contain mysterious healing properties? As the search continues to separate fact from faith scholars doctors and even the figures within the Catholic Church remain divided. This penetrating examination explores all the evidence and theories and introduces people who claim to have been healed by the waters as well as skeptics to paint a complete picture of this enigmatic phenomenon.