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A spiritual experience

La Grotte by night

Rosary at the Grotto

During the Apparitions, Mary prayed the Rosary with Bernadette. You can participate in this simple and friendly prayer which is recited daily in the  Sanctuary:
- at the Grotto- all year round, each day, at 3.30 pm, in French
- in English : on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2.30 pm
- Duration: 30 minutes

 

 

THE PROCESSIONS

The Eucharistic and Marian Processions are two highlights in the prayer  life of the Sanctuary. Shared  by all pilgrims, sick and able-bodied, the processions evoke a profound awareness of the ecclesial dimension of our Christian life.   

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION AND BLESSING OF THE SICK

  • Every day, from Easter to the end of October.
  • at 5.00 pm

MARIAN TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION

  • Every evening, from Easter to the end of October.
  • at 9.00 pm

DAILY MASS

The celebration of the Eucharist is the summit of Christian life, and of the life of the Sanctuary of Lourdes. All year round you can participate at a Mass in English each day at 9.00 am in the Sanctuary.

  • For  Masses  at  other  times:  contact  the  Information  Centre.

INTERNATIONAL MASS: BASILICA OF SAINT PIUS X

The International Mass is a unique opportunity to experience the internationality and universality of the Church in Lourdes. 

  • On Wednesdays and Sundays from Easter to the end of October.
  • 9.30 am : International Mass
  • Duration: 1h30 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)

Coming  to  Lourdes is a good opportunity for taking the time  to  receive the sacrament of Reconciliation. During this Holy Year of Mercy, you are strongly encouraged to  avail  of  this  sacrament  in  order  to  obtain  the  full  benefit  of  your  pilgrimage. The Chaplains  of  the Sanctuary  are there to assist you:  go  to  the Chapel  of Reconciliation (contact the Information Centre).

THE BATHS

Going to the Baths is a way of recalling one’s baptism and entering a process of conversion-purification  to which Mary invites us:  “Go  drink  at  the  spring  and wash yourself there”.
Adult with child: there is a priority queue for you. 

THE WAY OF THE CROSS

1.  Upper Way of the Cross  of “the Espélugues” 

  • Accompanied Way of the Cross: Meet at 9.30 am, at “the Crowned Virgin”, every day in July and August.
  • Duration: 1h15

2.  Lower Way of the Cross “of the prairie” (on the flat for pushchairs)

For your own meditation.

MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE FOR PRAYING THE ROSARY

Family Rosary France offers a multimedia experience based on the luminous mysteries of the Rosary. In a virtual chapel, inside the Meeting Tent of the Sanctuary, a contemporary film, with a soundtrack available in four languages (English, French, Spanish  and  Portuguese),  is  projected  on four giant  screens  and  introduces each luminous mystery through a prayerful meditation. A lively catechesis is also offered around  the virtual chapel  through which you can learn about the prayer of the rosary. Finally, a rosary with an explanatory leaflet is given to each visitor. Rendezvous at the Meeting Tent, every day during the spring French school holidays (all zones) and also during the summer (4 July to 27 August), from 10.00 am  to noon / 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm.
For more information: familyrosary@cscfrance.org  or pascal.garcon@cscfrance.org