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Coming on an organised pilgrimage

Malades et hospitaliers en procession sur l'esplanade du Rosaire

A pilgrimage is made up of sick and able-bodied pilgrims. It is organised by someone who is directly appointed by the Church.


To find out the name of your local Pilgrimage Director, you should contact your local priest or:

Conference of Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors of Great Britain

Rev. G. Breen, Pilgrimage Director
Birmingham Lourdes Pilgrimage
Holy Trinity Catholic Church 69 Lichfield Road,Sutton Coalfield,
West Midlands, B74 2NU

United Irish Pilgrimages to Lourdes

President: Fr. Paul Fleming
36 Glenholm Park
Belfast  BT8 6LP
Northern Ireland

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality - North American Volunteers

President: Marlene Watkins

Office (315) 476-0026 / Fax (419) 730-4540

For Pilgrimage and Volunteer Opportunities:

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 3820 Syracuse, NY 13220 USA

1118 Court Street Suite 44 / Syracuse, NY 13208

Website :

For the pilgrimages organizers : Disabled Pilgrims Service

In the Sanctuary, near to the "calvaire des Bretons", there is the Disabled Pilgrims Service (OCH) where you can find :

  • testimonials of disabled persons
  • a training for the new or young hospitaliers : how to take care of a disabled, old or sick person? Very concrete answers based on  the encounters between Mary and Bernadette.
  • meetings for the families suffering from handicap or disease  : sharing experience, information and help for the "after-Lourdes".
  • information about mental illness
  • tools of sensitization of handicap : videos, sign language workshop… for everyone, children and adults as well.

Disabled Pilgrims Service- OCH
Porte Saint-Michel 65100 Lourdes
Tél : + 33 (0)05 62 42 79 92

Horaires : 9h30- 12h and 14h-18h (except Sunday and Monday morning)

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