To to help us carry the message of reconciliation to the world, you can request an olive branch to be left at the Grotto.
The work on Project Grotto, the Heart of Lourdes, is finished. On 4th April 2018, the new Pilgrim Way was solemnly inaugurated four years after the launch of the venture.
From 25th to 31st March 2018, the Sanctuary of Lourdes invites pilgrims to live the celebrations of Holy Week.
Some texts of the conference...
This year 2018, 11 th February will be more important than usual: it will not only be the XXVI World Day of the Sick, but will also celebrate 160 years since the first apparition of Mary at the Grotto. Make an act of love by having a candle lit for yourself or your loved ones, and we will let them know via a personalised email. All candles will be lit from February 11 th onwards.
From 9 to 12 February 2018, on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick, the Sanctuary of Lourdes organises the ‘February Days’ focusing on three key highlights.
4 years after the floods, Bishop Nicolas Brouwet says a sincere thank you to all the benefactors of Lourdes.
7th and 8th December: Lourdes celebrates the Immaculate Conception in union with Christians from the East and the Holy Land, under the presidency of Mgr Marcuzzo, Patriarchal Vicar for Palestine
On Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December 2017 the Sanctuary of Lourdes solemnly celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in union with Christians from the East - Mary is the "servant of peace." The Patriarchal Vicar for Palestine, Mgr Marcuzzo, will preside over the celebrations. At midday a floral tribute composed of thousand of roses donated by web-pilgrims will be laid at the Grotto (Book your rose before December 4th). In the evening, a sound and light show will be offered by the association SOS Chrétiens d'Orient.