Join the Oblate Pilgrimage: 15-20 September 2024

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.


What Lourdes Means to Me: Martina and Mark's Story

Martina and Mark share a little bit about their experience during their first pilgrimage to Lourdes volunteering to help the assisted pilgrims. They also share personally about what the experience of Lourdes has meant for both of them personally.

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