Welcome to the website for the Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. I hope that it will be a valuable resource in finding out more about our Pilgrimage community, the Sanctuary of Lourdes and the Apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette that took place there in 1858. I invite you to consider whether you might like to take part in our next pilgrimage to Lourdes, either as a pilgrim or as one of our volunteer team. Everyone is welcome to join us.
With my prayers and best wishes
Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford
BOOKINGS NOW LIVE! - The 88th Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes Friday 29th July - Thursday 4th August 2022
We are delighted to announce that we will return to Lourdes this Summer for the 88th Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from Friday 29th July - Thursday 4th August 2022, led by the Rt Rev. John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.
BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN.
Whilst we look forward in earnest to returning to Lourdes, it is important to note that our pilgrimage, for this year at least, will be very different to those of previous years. We are confident that the robust safeguards put in place by the pilgrimage coordination team and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes will make our pilgrimage experience as safe and as fulfilling as possible for those who travel.
Full details, including travel and accommodation pricing and insurance details are now available on the travel page of this website. Please click the link below for more information or to download the booking form.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lourdes for our joyful return in July.
PILGRIMAGE THEME 2022
The pilgrimage theme for all pilgrimages to Lourdes is set by the Bishop of Lourdes and next year's theme will be:
"Go and tell the priests . . ."
For more information on this year's theme click the button below.
THE LOURDES PILGRIMAGE & THE IMPACT ON PILGRIM QUALITY OF LIFE
A wonderful research paper which took 11 years to research, written by our Medical Director, Dr Jenny Klimiuk and former Medical Director Dr Kieren Moriarty. Published last month in the Journal of Religion and Health, the study looks at the impact of pilgrimage to Lourdes on the quality of life of 'sick' pilgrims. Congratulations to Dr Jenny and Dr Kieran for this wonderful paper! To download and read, please click the button below.