In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette journeyed on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time.

This very special once in a lifetime event provided an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them.

Several thousand visitors came to venerate the relics at Our Lady of Lourdes, Hednesford, Immaculate Conception, Bicester and St Chad’s Cathedral in the Archdiocese.

Highlights of the Tour are encapsulated in a series of videos, with A Pilgrimage of Hope newly released.

A Pilgrimage of Hope, the final video. opens with the visit to St Chad's Cathedral and highlights the journey of the tens of thousands of petitions back to the Grotto where they are to be dedicated on Wednesday 9th November.

A Pilgrimage of Hope

Revisit the first two features: ‘A Pilgrimage of Healing’ and ‘A Pilgrimage of Prayer’:

A Pilgrimage of Healing

A Pilgrimage of Prayer

Journeying to Lourdes

Are you interested in coming to Lourdes? The Archdiocese travels together every year- find out more on our Lourdes page and sign up for the Lourdes newsletter for updates.

Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes