A Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage for 2021.

Sunday, 30 May - Friday, 4 June

Last year many joined us on a ‘virtual pilgrimage to Lourdes.’ 

We plan to provide the same in 2021 with daily Masses, torchlight processions and virtual tours of the key sites in and around Lourdes.

All enquiries to the pilgrimage office: [email protected]

Our theme for 2021 comes from the 16th apparition when Bernadette asked ‘the lady’ who she was.

‘I am the Immaculate Conception’ was her reply.

These extraordinary words remind us that God preserved the Virgin Mary from sin so that she could be the Mother of His Son – the Word made flesh.

Our pilgrimage takes place during this second ‘Year of the Word’ as we focus on the God who speaks.

Jesus himself tells us: ‘Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it’ (Lk.8.21).

We commend to the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette, all of our pilgrims and those who make this pilgrimage possible.

Mary, the Immaculate, is a woman completely open to the action of God in her. Conceived without sin, she presents no obstacle to the transforming power of Love. She is thus our mother but also our sister on this sometimes-harsh path of humanity, our model in listening to the Word made flesh.

Thus, the Immaculate Conception is both a name and a mission: to transmit to the world, without impediment, the love of God for everyone.

Lourdes Sanctuary Pastoral Theme (pdf)