Next Stonyhurst Pilgrimage to Lourdes
19th – 26th August 2016
The Hotel Padoue
For information about this year’s pilgrimage please download the forms below.
Welcome to the Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016
As before, we’ll join groups from the dioceses of East Anglia, Clifton, Northampton, Portsmouth and Southwark, the British Province of Carmelites and the Glanfield Children’s Group as part of the Catholic Association Pilgrimage.
The Catholic Association operates within the facilities placed at its disposal by the Hospitalité de Lourdes, which is the principal body controlling activities in the Domaine (the part of Lourdes which contains the Grotto, the basilicas and St Bernadette’s Church) and two acceuils (hospitals) for sick pilgrims.
All pilgrims, especially those of us serving as handmaids and brancardiers, take directions from officials who are not members of our group, to enable as many people as possible, particularly those who would otherwise be unable to compete with the enormous crowds, to join in the various ceremonies.