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

Welcome to the 88th Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Friday 29th July - Thursday 4th August 2022

We are delighted to return to Lourdes this week for the 88th Salford Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which will take place from Friday 29th July - Thursday 4th August, led by the Rt Rev. John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.  


This year our pilgrimage group will be much smaller than usual and we are aware that many of you, who would love to be in Lourdes with us, will be missing your time in our spiritual home. We invite you to follow the pilgrimage from home. You can download the pilgrimage programme and pilgrimage handbook by clicking the links on the right.

We also invite you to join us for our Grotto Mass which will take place on Monday 1st August at 9.00am GMT. You can join Mass via the livestream from Lourdes TV by clicking here.

We wish all our pilgrims a very safe and blessed pilgrimage. 

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us. 

Saint Bernadette, pray for us. 


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.


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.