Birmingham-Diocese-2023

Birmingham Lourdes Pilgrimage by Coach

4 nights | from £600pp

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Lourdes pastoral theme 2024 - “…that they come here in procession…”

The annual Diocesan pilgrimage will be returning to Lourdes under the leadership of His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley and Bishop David Evans.

Please pray for all those considering joining this year’s pilgrimage to Lourdes, as they will be praying for you.

To enquire about this year's pilgrimage please contact Kath White: 01212306288 (office hours 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday) or via email admin.lourdes@rcaob.org.uk 

About our pilgrimage

Birmingham Lourdes Pilgrimage

During our pilgrimage, there will be a lot to see and experience. Our pilgrimage and tour of Lourdes includes visits to the Basilica of the Rosary and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

We take part in the Masses, the Stations of the Cross and the blessing of the sick, visit the Grotto of Massabeille where the apparitions of Our Lady took place.

You will have the chance to drink from the spring at the base of the Grotto. The original spring that Bernadette located is still visible, protected by a glass cover and illuminated.

Visit the baths where hundreds of miraculous healings have taken place.

We participate in the evening torchlight processions which is a wonderful experience. Our Lady requested that these processions take place when She appeared to Bernadette.

We will also offer a walking tour to the Boly Mill, where Bernadette was born, and to the Cachot, an abandoned prison where Bernadette’s family lived.

We will see the hospice where Bernadette attended school and made her First Holy Communion. After the apparitions she also lived here until the age of twenty two, when she went to Nevers to join the Sisters of Charity of Nevers.

With any free time available, we are pleased to offer optional excursions to Bartres where Bernadette lived for a period of her life. Other optional excursions to Gavarnie may also be offered.

This programme is subject to change.