Information Book For Helpers
Mary, Mother of God, appeared to a young girl called Bernadette in 1858. During one of the eighteen encounters, She asked that people should come to Lourdes on Pilgrimage.
Our Pilgrimage enables people of all ages, particularly those who are sick or disabled, to answer this call.
The Pilgrimage can have an immensely beneficial effect on all pilgrims. It offers security and friendship and provides an opportunity for spiritual and social growth.
This experience of renewal is why many pilgrims return to Lourdes so frequently.