The Sanctuary’s Chaplains

A “Chaplain” is the name given to the priests who carry out their ministry at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes; they are the “guardians of the Chapel”. They come from different countries to minister to pilgrims in the official languages used at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. During the season, from Easter to the end of October, auxiliary priests come to help them in their work, especially in the ministry of confession. Below, you can find details of some of the Sanctuary Chaplains currently in post.


Mgr Olivier Ribadeau Dumas

Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
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Mgr Xavier d’Arodes

Vice rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
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Father Horacio Brito

Chaplain of the Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes
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Father Nicola Ventriglia

Italian language Coordinator
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Father Cyril MacNeil

Chaplain for English speaking pilgrims
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Coordinateur en langue néerlandaise depuis le 1er janvier 2020

Father Dominique Derkoningen

Coordinator for the Dutch language
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Father Klaus Holzamer

German language Coordinator
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Father Pascal Boulic

Chaplain for the Youth and Family Service
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Father Mihai Perca

In charge of the Confessions Chapel
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Father Mauricio Elias

Coordinator for the Spanish language
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Father Jean-Xavier Salefran

In charge of Liturgy
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Father Anne-Guillaume Vernaeckt

In charge of welcoming pilgrims
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Father Jean-Marcel Rossini

Superior of the Capuchin Community
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Father Linus Sosai

Priest serving Tamil pilgrims
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Brother Jean-Paul Lecot

Choir Master
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