Accueil des personnes handicapés

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Visiting the “Family and Disability” Centre

Accueil des personnes handicapés

You come alone or with family? The Disabled Pilgrims Service welcomes you.

 

The Disability Service is a space in the Sanctuary led by the OCH (Christian Board of disabled people), which provides:

  • a cup of coffee and a chat                   
  • a listening ear and a helping hand                
  • practical advice for organising your pilgrimage to Lourdes taking into account the various forms of disability ( learning, physical, sensorial or psychological)          
  • the loan of a wheelchair               
  • the presence of a person who practices sign language.
  • a tactile model of the Sanctuary…

Some typical questions you may wish to ask:

  • My 44 year old husband is disabled. We wish to come to Lourdes. How do we go about it?
  • We live in Canada. We are coming to Lourdes for three days as a family with my wife who is suffering from Charcot disease. We would like a warm and personalised visit with the presence of a priest.
  • Our schizophrenic son is coming to Lourdes. What assistance can you offer him?
  • I am coming to Lourdes with a group of hearing-impaired people. How best can we benefit from our visit?
  • I am coming to Lourdes with a young Down Syndrome boy. How can I make him aware of the message of Bernadette?

Disabled Pilgrims Service
Sanctuary of Lourdes
Saint Michael’s Gate 65100 Lourdes
Tel: + 33 (0)5 62 42 79 92
lourdes@och.fr

Times during the pilgrimage season:
9.30 am- noon and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm (except Sunday and Monday morning)
Discover the official website of the OCH Foundation www.och.fr

What does it look like?

Entrée du service d'accueil des personnes handicapées et de leurs familles
Marie-Caroline Schürr, auteur de "Out of the box"
Fête anniversaire des 40 ans de présence de l'OCH à Lourdes

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