Whilst in Lourdes, Phil Gibbons popped in to the Accieul hospital which is located over the river from the Grotto. The Accueil Notre-Dame allows assisted pilgrims the chance to experience their pilgrimage in the best possible conditions.
Below you can hear the podcast Phil made on his visit wher he meets helpers, nurses and Priests who all give up thier time to volunteer for a week to be part of the whole Lourdes experience. He starts off by speaking with Brendan who is one of the committed helpers, and asked him to explain about the hospital:
You can see all the pictures, hear the podcasts and see Bishop Declan’s video reflections for the 2017 pilgrimage here