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-ribadeau-dumas

Mgr Olivier Ribadeau Dumas

Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
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MgrXavierdArodes

Father Xavier D’Arodes

Vice rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
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Horacio_Britot

Father Horacio Brito

Chaplain of the Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes
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PereNicolaVentriglia

Father Nicola Ventriglia

Italian language Coordinator
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Mc-Neil

Father Cyril MacNeil

Chaplain for English speaking pilgrims
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PereMarkKemseke

Father Mark Kemseke

Dutch language Coordinator
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PereKlausHolzamer

Father Klaus Holzamer

German language Coordinator
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pereBoulic

Father Pascal Boulic

Chaplain for the Youth and Family Service
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FrereLecot

Brother Jean-Paul Lecot

Choir Master
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PerePerca

Father Mihai Perca

In charge of the Confessions Chapel
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PereSalefran

Father Jean-Xavier Salefran

In charge of Liturgy
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DonAnne-GuillaumeVernaeckt

Father Anne-Guillaume Vernaeckt

In charge of welcoming pilgrims
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Rossini

Father Jean-Marcel Rossini

Superior of the Capuchin Community
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Father Linus Sosai

Priest serving Tamil pilgrims
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