“Go and drink at the spring and wash yourself there!” These words of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette during one of the apparitions inspired the creation of the baths near the Grotto in which the pilgrims are immersed. Whether a believer or not, you are all invited to this very profound experience.
Did you know? The Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes, an ‘army’ of volunteers, was entrusted with the care of these baths which, from the very beginning, have been a source of prayer, renewal, joy and sometimes healing for millions of pilgrims.
Update – September 2021: in view of the current health context, immersion is no longer possible.
Instead, the volunteers of the Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes are inviting pilgrims to take part in the water gesture by washing their face, hands and forearms with water from the miraculous spring. The gesture can be done alone, but also with family, friends or those close to them.