Assisted Pilgrim Package 2024

This page contains package details available for those who wish to travel to Lourdes as an assisted pilgrim. For General Pilgrims, please click here. For Volunteers, please click here.

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate 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. 

Designed in the form of open arms like the Rosary Basilica the Accueil Notre-Dame reminds us that, in Lourdes, everyone is made welcome and cared for. The Accueil Notre-Dame is neither a hotel nor a hospital. It is exclusively reserved for the sick and disabled pilgrims as well as those who accompany them. 

Situated on the banks of the River Gave and within the Sanctuary, the Accueil Notre-Dame has an atmosphere of peace and calm surrounded by gardens, fountains and flowerbeds.

Rooms are shared, spacious and furnished hospital style with specially adapted toilets and showers, offering every possible comfort for all pilgrims especially those who are sick or have a disability. Each room has an oxygen supply and each bed is fitted with an alarm bell. Meals are varied and can be adapted to special diets. They are served in the dining rooms of the Accueil or in the bedrooms for those who are unable to move. 


From Ireland:


This cost includes:

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Lourdes (charter flight)
  • Transfer on arrival to Accueil Notre Dame in Lourdes 
  • 5 nights accommodation in Accueil Notre Dame 
  • Medical care and support during your stay in Accueil Notre Dame 
  • Mobility assistance to enable full participation in the activities of the pilgrimage
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day 
  • Transfer from Accueil Notre Dame to Lourdes Airport 
  • Direct flight from Lourdes to Dublin (charter flight)

For further information or to book in Ireland, please contact:

Fr. Lorcan O'Reilly OMI or Barbara Hogan, 
Mission Office, House of Retreat, Tyrconnell Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8
Tel: (+353) 01 454 2888