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Saint Joseph Service

This service welcomes pilgrims in the various places they pass through during their stay in Lourdes.

Its principal activities :

  • reception of sick pilgrims at the station or airport on arrival and departure and transfering them to and from the centres where they are accommodated
  • organisation and marshalling of ceremonies
  • maintaining an orderly and prayerful atmosphere at the Grotto
  • welcoming all pilgrims at the entrance to the Baths
  • helping pilgrims who make their Act of Faith through the Sign of Water inside the men’s baths

In service a sensible and respectful dress code is required : e.g. shorts and cut-away trousers are not permitted.

For ceremonies : dark grey or black trousers, white or pale blue shirt, HNDL tie, blazer or dark jacket.

Currently in charge : Bernard Gladin