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Lourdes 2019 Thursday

Day 6: Thursday 29th August Anointing of the Sick, Closing Mass The sick and infirm are at the centre of the prayers of those in Lourdes and the Anointing of the Sick liturgy is an opportunity for those who are suffering to receive the Sacrament of the Sick and be...

Lourdes 2019 Wednesday

Day 5: Wednesday 28th August Baths, Stations of the Cross, Mass with Hospitalite Lourdes is famous as a place of healing and many pilgrims like to bathe in the waters of the spring that Bernadette uncovered in 1858.  Today, our pilgrims were invited to respond to...

Lourdes 2019 Tuesday

Day 4: Tuesday 27th August Day in Bartres As well as time for peace, prayer, penance and privation, pilgrimage has always had an element of fun and relaxation to it.  Today our Clifton Pilgrims had the opportunity to visit Bartres, a small village on the outskirts of...

Lourdes 2019 Monday

Day 3: Monday 26th August Grotto Mass and Penitential Service Our day began with a votive Mass for Mary at the Grotto. This is, for many, one of the highlights of the week as it gives pilgrims the opportunity to celebrate at the spot where Our Lady appeared to...

Lourdes 2019 – Sunday

Day 2: Sunday 25th August International Mass, Procession, Torchlight Procession We were in the Underground Basilica, among a congregation of about 20,000, for our International Mass this morning.  It was a Mass where different nations, cultures and backgrounds came...

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019 – Saturday

Day 1: Saturday 24th August Opening Mass People go on Pilgrimage for many different reasons. It might be to pray for a particular request, to seek help with a particular situation, to say thank you for blessings already received, out of some sort of curiosity, to...