The Volunteer Spirit
Visit our photo album section to see our pilgrims and volunteers in action.
- Photo Albums
Learn about the organizations that make these trips possible.
Read the inspiring story that draws millions of pilgrims to Lourdes.
Light a Candle
Lighting a candle symbolizes the light of Christ, bringing light to our prayers and requests for healing.
"The need for volunteers to bring the sick and the suffering to the Grotto is not casual. It is an intentional way through which Mary teaches the world that it is by helping others that one can find his or her own communion with her Son."
Msgr. Kenneth Schwanger
Hospitalité de Miami
The West Kendall church, dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, is a gift from Mary.
Through this gift, Mary helps us open our hearts to understand our place in God’s plan, so we might bring others to Christ.
The Mission of the Hospitalité de Miami is to bring the spirit, the joy of the Church to the people in South Florida.
- Pilgrimage to Lourdes Miami
- Visit Our Lady of Lourdes Hall Go to the Grotto Light a Candle Go to Confession Attend Mass Make a Holy Hour Join in the Monthly Processions Attend the Healing Mass Join the Famille Notre Dame de Lourdes Make a Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Lourdes
Hospitalité Notre Dame de Lourdes
When Mary visited Lourdes in 1858, she came to bring her on to Bernadette, who had a burning desire to receive her First Communion.
During her visits to Lourdes, Mary asks Bernadette to build a church in “that location” and tell the world to come, wash and drink the blessed water, make procession to her Son as a journey to find healing of body, mind, and spirit.
- Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Lourdes
- Pilgrimage Information Services Light a Candle Make a Donation Make Request a Mass Prayer Petition