News & Events

Friday, November 20, 2020

The Spring flowed forth from the mud

Dear friends,

This year has been a very special one, 2021 will be a difficult year...

In France and other countries, we are again in lockdown. This situation is not easy for many of us.

That's why communication is important, by all the means that we have:
To say that we are not alone;
To proclaim the Gospel and pray : with each other and for each other;
To proclaim our Hope.

A Letter is therefore more than just a collection of information, it is a valuable link between hospitaliers. Thank you for passing it on to all your friends.

Let's not be afraid: "The Spring flowed forth from the mud."

With all my friendship and the assurance of my dedication.
United In prayer

Daniel Pezet
Président de l’HNDL

Click to download Official Newsletter of the HNDL - N°6 November


The Sanctuary Remains Open

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Dear Friends,

Yesterday the Hospitalité - its services, accommodation and the St. Michel self - closed its doors. The lobby, the corridors and the offices are empty and silent.
The last hospitaliers present have left Lourdes

The photo below is of the 8.00 a.m. Mass at the Grotto. The luggage in the foreground bears witness to the departure, with heavy hearts, of many pilgrims and Hospitaliers...

The Sanctuary remains open.

Up to and including Monday, the Grotto remains accessible and Masses will be celebrated there. On Monday, the Mass for All Souls at 11.15 a.m. will be celebrated at the Grotto and broadcast on TV Lourdes.

From Tuesday 3 November onwards, the Faithful will only be able to access the Esplanade and the Rosary Basilica, as well as the taps by the Gave.
The chaplains’ continuous prayer will resume at the Grotto, with the help of the religious communities.

Attached is the latest letter from our Rector addressed to all Sanctuary staff and HNDL Hospitaliers. Some words of faith, of confidence, and of peace.

Martine, Marie-Paule, Emmanuelle and Marie-Claude remain at their posts, coming into the office on a part-time basis.

As for me, I am in Lourdes and working from home whenever I can.
Please be assured of my devotion and my resolve to continue to give you news of Lourdes on a regular basis.

With all my friendship,
United in prayer,

Letter from Mgr. Olivier Ribadeau Dumas