OBLATE PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
2022 theme: "Healing the Healers"
The Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes - since 1883
The Missionary Oblates were the first group to organise pilgrimages to Lourdes from Britain and Ireland and have been organising pilgrimages to Lourdes since 1883. Every year pilgrims join us from Ireland, Britain and the Channel Islands. Some 100 Assisted Pilgrims, who require a special level of care and comfort, accompany the other pilgrims and stay in the Accueil Notre Dame.
In coming to Lourdes, we follow in the footsteps of many thousands of pilgrims from all over the world who have come here before us, carrying with them – as we do – their hopes, burdens and dreams.
Gerard reflects on the Oblates' Lourdes pilgrimage in 2021, which was the second virtual one since the onset of the COVID-19 lockdowns.Read more
The Oblate Community in Ireland and Britain has a long connection with Lourdes. Since the late 19th century, Lourdes pilgrimages have been a regular feature in our annual calendar excepting during WWI and WWII and the last two years of the Covid pandemic.Read more
Former Oblate youth member to take part in IronMan Challenge this June...Read more
The Oblate pilgrimage has always had a very important link with the Irish railway workers of CIÉ, and its predecessor organisations. Gerard shares his reflections on this link here.Read more
For as long as most of us can remember the 17th of September finds us making our way to Lourdes as part of the annual Oblate pilgrimage. This year brings with it new pilgrimage dates, 14th – 19th September.Read more