A spiritual experience
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 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
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).
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.
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