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Visiting an associated site

Sites associated with the Sanctuary are happy to open their doors to you for to offer you times of convivial celebrations, often in connection with the theme of the year chosen by the Sanctuary. They are there for you. Do not hesitate to meet them or make an appointment!

Cité Saint-Pierre of the Secours Catholique To get to the Cité from the Sanctuary: There is a bus available (bus stop in front of the office of the Cité Saint-Pierre, near Saint Joseph’s gate). Founded in 1955 by Jean Rodhain, the mission of the Cité Saint-Pierre is to respond to the desire of Bernadette Soubirous by enabling poor pilgrims to come on pilgrimage to Lourdes. They discover that the love of God is first offered to the humblest people, and that every human being carries unsuspected riches within him. Guided tour of the Cité available or you may visit on your own with the aid of a booklet: allow 1h15. Accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs. Open to everyone. Reservation of a visit for a group of 10 or  more people is obligatory. Apply to the Bureau des visites tel: + 33 (0)5 62 42 71 11. Fewer than 10 people, simply turn up at the Bureau des visites. 33 avenue Jean Rodhain 65 100 Lourdes Tel + 33 (0)5 62 42 71 11

Cenacolo Community There is a house of the Cenacolo Community located in Lourdes. It is possible to meet members there or in the Sanctuary through their profound testimonies. Get in touch! The Cenacolo was founded in Italy near Turin in 1983 by a Religious, Sister Elvira, in response to the malaise of many young people, lost in the world of addictions and often marginalised. Through free acceptance and strict commitment, the Cenacolo proposes a simple, family-friendly lifestyle:  sincere friendship as the foundation of human relationships and fraternity, the rediscovery of work lived as a gift, commitment to grow in maturity in the responsibilities of life, prayer and faith in Jesus Christ as a response to the infinite need that dwells in the human heart. On 15th June 2015, the Cenacolo was formally recognised by the Catholic Church as an International Association of the faithful of Pontifical right. The Cenacolo defines itself above all as a school of life. Chemin des Coustères 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 94 77 27

Assumption Centre Close to the Sanctuary and yet in a quiet location, the Assumption Centre invites people to spend some time in calm and silence. It offers spiritual retreats throughout the year. The Centre is a place of conviviality and exchanges with other retreatants, and also a place of listening and accompaniment by the Sisters of the Community. The Centre is a place conducive to contemplation which enables everyone to leave with more strength and confidence in the future. Finally, the Centre is the work of a Congregation established all over the world. It well incorporates the international dimension present in Lourdes, the fraternal dimension, with its multiple facets and encounters. 21 avenue Antoine Béguère 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 94 39 81

La Pastourelle / Reception Centre for pilgrims in Bartrès

4 km north of Lourdes, the Pastourelle is a house attached to the Sanctuary and entrusted to an international community of Sisters: the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. Its goal is to welcome pilgrims and visitors by telling them about the message of Lourdes through Bernadette’s experience in this small village where she stayed just before the Apparitions of 1858. In addition the Sisters also welcome retreatants. Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 94 10 41


Area reserved for the Pontifical missionary works to discover the faith and the commitment of Christians on the five continents: testimonies, films, exhibitions... Boulevard Rémi Sempé 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 67 45 70 42 espace.mission@opm


Discover the different ways of living your baptismal vocation and reflect on your place in the world and in the Church. Boulevard Rémi Sempé 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)1 72 36 69 70


Rediscover the meaning of your Baptism through the life of Saint Maximilien Kolbe and by deepening your knowledge of the mystery of the Immaculate Conception. Rue des Petits Fossés 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 94 46 40


Young people, couples, please come in, we are here for you… Someone is always available to listen and talk to individuals or couples. Sessions with groups of young people or adults are provided by a marriage counselor. Boulevard Rémi Sempé 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)6 66 35 02 61


Let us go and announce Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Mary! The Legion of Mary is an international Catholic Marian Movement serving the mission of evangelisation in the Church. Boulevard Rémi Sempé 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 94 14 12


A place of welcome, meeting, sharing and re-examining the purpose of your pilgrimage. Boulevard Rémi Sempé 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 42 78 78


Dare to bring reconciliation and build peace among people, peoples and nations. Discussions on human rights, dialogue, peace, education... Boulevard Rémi Sempé 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 91 74 67


Come and join us to pray with the sons of the wind! Spiritual reception Centre for Travelling People. Boulevard Rémi Sempé 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)6 85 30 22 73

CCFD- Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development Experience a conversion of heart and work with others to build a better world. Discover some of the most important humanitarian issues in the world through games and discussions. 46 rue du Bourg 65100 Lourdes Tel : + 33 (0)5 62 42 21 25 l.prost@ccfd