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.
Feast of 8th December in Lourdes: participate in the floral tribute to the Immaculate Conception and in the Rosary prayer chain
The sanctuary of Lourdes celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception every year on 8th December. The International Mass this year 2017 will take place in the Basilica of St. Pius X at 10.00am. After the Eucharistic celebration a floral tribute to the Virgin Mary will take place at the Grotto. Faithful from all over the world are invited to be part of this event by offering a rose to Mary (via our online form) and by praying the Rosary.
The third and final phase of the implementation of the Project of the Grotto Heart of Lourdes starts on 30th October. Two major renovation projects will be implemented: the new waiting area for pilgrims at the Baths of the Sanctuary and the creation of the Chapels of light. An alternative to the Baths during their closure: the water gesture...
Father René Laurentin, priest and historian of the apparitions of Lourdes, died on Sunday 10th September 2017. He would have been 100 years old in October.
During the pilgrimage season from April to October, The Sanctuary of Lourdes publishes each month three information tools: Lourdes News, The Mag Video and The Diary of Grace of Lourdes. They are created for you! All these are available online.
For the Feast of the Assumption (the Assumption to Heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary), many thousands of pilgrims came to the Marian city in the Pyrenees. On the 15th August 2017, the International Mass was held at 10am on the Prairie of the Sanctuary and was presided over by Mgr Nicolas Brouwet, Bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes.