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Mosaics by alleged abuser Father Marko Rupnik are displayed at the shrine in Lourdes, France.

Lourdes bishop wants to tear down Rupnik mosaics — but not yet

Jul 3, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The Lourdes bishop’s announcement comes less than two weeks after he met with Pope Francis in a private audience at... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on Feb. 11, 2024.

Pope Francis on Our Lady of Lourdes feast: The Church is close to all who are sick or frail

Feb 11, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In his Angelus address, the pope asked people to reflect on what they have done to help the sick and... Read more

The Lourdes Grotto in France.

What if you do not receive a physical healing at Lourdes?

Feb 10, 2024

By Courtney Mares

What about the millions who come to the Lourdes Grotto and leave without receiving a miraculous physical healing? Read more

Bishop Jean-Marc Micas of Tarbes and Lourdes.

Exclusive: Lourdes bishop hopes to make decision on Rupnik mosaics by spring

Feb 5, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The bishop says he has heard from Catholics all over the world as he considers whether to remove the shrine’s... Read more

Eighty-three-year-old Sister Bernadette Moriau of France speaks about her miraculous cure following her visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, Dec. 18, 2022.

Meet Sister Bernadette, the most recently-cured person at Lourdes

Dec 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The religious sister, suffering from a nerve disorder affecting her lower spine, was persuaded by her doctor to take a... Read more

A panoramic view of the burned area and an image of Our Lady affected by a fire at the Lourdes shrine in France, July 11, 2022.

Fire destroys half of the Chapels of Light at Lourdes shrine

Jul 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

The shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France estimated damages to be a little more than $1.5 million. Read more

Richard Johnson, left, and his brother Djay attend the 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage on May 10-16, 2022.

‘I felt I completely lost my soul’: Ex-military nurse battling addiction finds solace at Lourdes

May 19, 2022

By Solène Tadié

‘My family grieved me as I was basically gone,’ Richard Johnson said during a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Read more

The 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage on May 10-16, 2022.

‘Warriors to Lourdes’ pilgrimage brings comfort to wounded souls

May 16, 2022

By Solène Tadié

More than 175 U.S. active-duty personnel and veterans are taking part in a pilgrimage sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, France.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Lourdes

Mar 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope chose the 58-year-old priest Msgr. Jean-Marc Micas. Read more

The grotto at Lourdes where Our Lady appeared.

Pope Francis: Ask Our Lady of Lourdes to help you have an open heart

Feb 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

His video message marked the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Read more

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France.

Pilgrims couldn’t visit Lourdes. So a drone photographer took Lourdes to them

Feb 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

How a young French Catholic overcame the limits of the coronavirus lockdown. Read more

An evening procession at Lourdes in southwestern France.

‘Lourdes Nights’ to draw pilgrims to French shrine after pandemic closure

Jul 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The initiative will be held throughout July and August. Read more

Pilgrims at the Sanctuary Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Photo credits: Sanctuaire ND de Lourdes/Pierre Vincent.

Lourdes shrine invites the sick to find hope through virtual visit

Feb 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the papal delegate for the Marian shrine urged masked pilgrims and virtual... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the grotto in the French shrine.

Lourdes offers digital pilgrimage as shrine struggles without pilgrims

Jul 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As global coronavirus cases have surpassed 13 million, Lourdes is offering a digital pilgrimage this week to pray for the... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican Gardens May 30, 2020.

Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic during rosary with world’s shrines

May 30, 2020

Pope Francis asked the Virgin Mary to intercede for an end to “this terrible pandemic” as he recited the rosary... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the grotto in the French shrine.

French Catholics begin novena as Lourdes closes for first time in history

Mar 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday April 19, 2019.

Pope Francis' message to those suffering 'at the foot of the cross'

Nov 15, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis told those who are sick and suffering Friday that the world needs their prayers.  Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, France.

Pickpocketing on the rise in Lourdes, authorities caution pilgrims

Oct 26, 2019

As reports of theft are on the rise at a famous Marian shrine in France, Lourdes authorities have increased security... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, Lourdes, France.

Pope Francis names delegate to oversee pilgrims at Lourdes shrine

Jun 6, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has appointed a special delegate to oversee the pastoral care of pilgrims and other management at the Marian... Read more

Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe and Africa. Courtesy image.

The generals who marched with 'Warriors' in Lourdes

May 22, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Two military generals explained to CNA how their faith impacts their military career, and what the International Military Pilgrimage meant... Read more