Noticias y Eventos

Friday, February 3, 2023

“On 11 February 2023, let us turn our thoughts to the Shrine of Lourdes, a prophetic lesson entrusted to the Church for our modern times.”

Pope Francis, Saint John Lateran, 10th January 2023

Friday, February 3, 2023

Dear Friends of Lourdes,

I am delighted to be writing to you now, a few days before the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February, when the Church also celebrates the World Day of the Sick. Firstly, I would like to thank you. Your constant loyalty to the Sanctuary of Lourdes is proof of your great generosity.

It allows us to make the Sanctuary welcoming to the 20,000 pilgrims who will be coming to the Grotto in the coming days, as Bernadette did, in 1858, during the first of the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Let us remember the request that the Virgin Mary made to Bernadette: “A chapel should be built here”. This was the message given during the thirteenth apparition. The lady, who revealed herself in Lourdes to be the Immaculate Conception, gave the mission to build “here” the Sanctuary that we know today.

She asked for a chapel to be built so that the Grotto could become a sanctuary, a place of pilgrimage where people could pray and celebrate the sacrament of the Covenant, the Eucharist, and the sacraments of Mercy. If we re-examine this request, we can see that, in Lourdes, the plan was already all mapped out. Dear Friends of Lourdes, it is not only stonemasons who build. From your own home, you are still participating in this construction today. It is continuous and real.

I also invite you to allow yourself to be built up internally and spiritually as a disciple of Christ Jesus, on the way to salvation. It is by allowing ourselves to be led that we become builders of the true chapel that is the Church. With all the sick, vulnerable or disabled people that the Hospitallers accompany on pilgrimages, let us build the chapel.

With a missionary spirit, let us build the Church. May the Virgin Mary intercede for all of you and fill you with her grace, as she did so generously to little Bernadette.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

The Sanctuary invites you to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes at the Grotto of the Apparitions. With thousands of pilgrims, come and pray to the Lady of Massabielle and experience this celebration with the sick who, in Lourdes, always come first.

Novena Info Programme

Monday, January 9, 2023

A Happy and Holy 2023

The Chaplains of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes together with the whole community send you their best wishes for this new year under the gaze of the Virgin Mary.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Pictorial review of the major events of 2022 in Lourdes

To review the major events of 2022 in Lourdes

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Monday, January 9, 2023

The Sanctuary's New Year's concert with the Little Singers of the Wooden Cross.

Recorded on 19th December at the Sanctuary’s Rosary Basilica, the New Year concert was broadcast on 1st January, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and World Day for Peace, on the CNEWS channel. A time for us to remember that we always need this flame of peace and hope which, here in Lourdes, is never extinguished. To watch the concert on-demand.

Monday, January 9, 2023

60 minutes: The Sanctuaries and its 70 miracles cross the Atlantic.

In December, the famous American channel CBS News broadcast a report, in the United States, on the healings and miracles of Lourdes. 10 million viewers watched this documentary full of testimonies, including those of Bishop Jean-Marc Micas, Doctor Alessandro de Franciscis and Sister Bernadette Moriau, the last miraculous healing in Lourdes. Excerpts are available on the CBS News website.

Friday, February 3, 2023

9th, 10th and 11th February: Lourdes February Days.

From 9th to 11th February, 850 pilgrimage organisers will meet in the Sanctuary on the occasion of the Lourdes February Days. An opportunity for everyone to meet, discuss and plan their pilgrimages for 2023.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Saint Francis de Sales Days and presentation of the Father Jacques Hamel prize.

From 25th to 27th January, 250 Catholic media professionals attended the Saint Francis de Sales Days in Lourdes. They welcomed, among others, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State as well as actor and comedian Gad Elmaleh and saw the Father Jacques Hamel prize awarded to Christophe Chaland.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Lourdes prays for Pope Benedict XVI

On Thursday, 5th January, joined in prayer with Rome, Mgr Jean-Marc Micas, bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes, presided over a mass of thanksgiving for the pontificate of the Pope emeritus, in the presence of Mgr Jacques Perrier, former bishop of the diocese who welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to Lourdes for the Jubilee of the 150th anniversary of the Apparitions in September 2008.