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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 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. Mass in English takes place each day at 9.00 am in the Sanctuary
all year round.
 
  For  Masses  at  other  times:  contact  the  Information  Centre  or  download  the
timetable from the internet : www.lourdes-france.org
  To reserve a place for the celebration of Mass with your own priest: lourdes-
opal.com / reservation@lourdes-france.com / +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
INTERNATIONAL MASS: BASILICA OF SAINT PIUS X
The  Youth  and  Family  Service  welcomes  you  to  one  of  the  great  international
celebrations  of  the  Sanctuary.  The  International  Mass  is  a  unique  opportunity  to
experience the internationality and universality of the Church in Lourdes whilst actively
participating in the celebration (procession of the offerings).
•  On Wednesdays and Sundays from Easter to the end of October.
•  8.30 am: we meet for rehearsals in the area reserved for young people.
9.30 m: International Mass
•  Duration : 2h
•  If you wish to participate in the Offertory procession, reservation is obligatory
on lourdes-opal.com / reservation@lourdes-france.com / +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
 
Need help? >>> Contact the Youth and Family Service: +33 (0)5 62 42 78 38 / sjeunes@lourdes-france.com 
 
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
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.
To receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, several options are open:
 
  Go to the Chapel of Reconciliation.
  Organise a  penitential celebration for your group : reservation of the location is
obligatory on lourdes-opal.com / reservation@lourdes-france.com / 
      +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02

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”.
•  Access  reserved  for  groups  of  young  people  from  5.00  pm  every  day,  except
Thursdays and Sundays.
•  For groups : Reservation on lourdes-opal.com / reservation@lourdes-france.com
/ +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
 
Need help? >>> Contact the Baths on +33 (0)5 62 42 78 74

THE WAY OF THE CROSS
It is an important time to stop, reflect and meditate and perhaps prepare oneself for
the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
 
  Upper Way of the Cross  of ‘the Espélugues’ 
  Accompanied  Way  of  the  Cross:  Meet  at  10.30  am,  at  the  ‘Crowned  Virgin’
statue, every day in July and August.
Duration: 1h15
  For groups: reservation on lourdes-opal.com / reservation@lourdes-france.com
/ +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
 
  Lower Way of the Cross ‘of the prairie’ (on the flat)
  For your own meditation.
•  Duration: 1h15