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Welcome!

 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

+John
Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford

RETURN OF THE PILGRIMAGE IN 2022

It is our intention to resume our pilgrimage to Lourdes in the Summer of 2022 if it safe to do so.

Our pilgrimage dates are still to be confirmed but if you would like to find out more about joining us when we return to Lourdes, either as a pilgrim or a volunteer, college or parish group, please

register your interest by completing the relevant form below and we will be in touch once further details of our pilgrimage become available. Thank you.

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THE LOURDES PILGRIMAGE & THE IMPACT ON PILGRIM QUALITY OF LIFE

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.

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:

THEME FOR 2022 TO BE ANNOUNCED

Read about the  theme by clicking the button below.