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. 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 / email@example.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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
Need help? >>> Contact the Youth and Family Service: +33 (0)5 62 42 78 38 / email@example.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 / firstname.lastname@example.org /
+33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
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
• Access reserved for groups of young people from 5.00 pm every day, except
Thursdays and Sundays.
• For groups : Reservation on lourdes-opal.com / email@example.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.
For groups: reservation on lourdes-opal.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
/ +33 (0)5 62 42 79 02
Lower Way of the Cross ‘of the prairie’ (on the flat)
For your own meditation.
• Duration: 1h15