Programs for visitors and pilgrims
The Sanctuary of Lourdes proposes 12 pilgrimmage programs and excursions lasting for 21/2 hours to 5 days.
All young people are invited to take part in a 'synod experience' to formulate concrete suggestions to be given to the Pope and the bishops of the Synod. Every good idea or suggestion is then put to a vote of the young people and then published in a the young people's white paper.
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 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.
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.