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
PILGRIMAGE SOCIAL EVENING
FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER, 7.30pm
St John Henry Newman Parish Centre,
Urmston. £5 pp.
WINE TASTING EVENING
SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER, 7.30pm
St Peter's Parish Centre,
Middleton. £25 pp.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST - LOURDES 2024
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
For information on our travel and
hotel options for 2023 please click the image above.
For information about joining us as a volunteer in Lourdes this Summer please click the image above.
For information about joining our Nursing & Medical team, as a doctor, nurse or HCA, please click the image above.
For information about joining us as a volunteer in our wonderful Music Ministry, please click the image above.
PILGRIMAGE THEME 2024
The pastoral theme for all pilgrimages to Lourdes is set by the
Bishop of Lourdes and covers pilgrimages in 2022, 2023 & 2024.
The theme for 2024 is:
"Go and tell the priests to build a chapel here
and to come here in procession."
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.