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An evening procession at Lourdes in southwestern France.

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Army Captain Adam Fisk, Morgan Fisk, and their son Julian on the Warriors to Loudres trip, 2019. Image courtesy of Knights of Columbus.

A pilgrim people: The Warriors to Lourdes share their stories

CNA had a chance to get to know some of the more than 200 pilgrims who traveled to Lourdes as... Read more

Captain Mark E. Mayor, Malori Mayor, and Captain Matthew N. Mayor, during the International Military Pilgrimage, Lourdes.

Wisdom, gratitude, healing, fellowship: A military family’s journey to Lourdes

Every pilgrim to Lourdes has their own motivations and reasons for making the journey. For the Mayors, the International Military... Read more

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes ahead of the International Military Pilgrimage, May 2019.

'On the March' with the International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Over 12,000 soldiers from over 40 countries are set to arrive in Lourdes, France on Friday as part of the... Read more

Flooded area near the Sanctuary of Notre Dame de Lourdes after heavy rainfalls, June 13, 2018.

Lourdes shrine evacuated due to flash flooding

As heavy rains cause flash flooding across parts of France, the Marian shrine at Lourdes has been evacuated until further... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, Lourdes, France.

Wounded veterans seek healing and peace in the waters of Lourdes

American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the community of Rome's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Dec. 15, 2016.

Mary models for the sick 'surrender to God's will'

Pope Francis on Thursday announced the theme for the 25th World Day of the Sick, “Amazement at what God has... Read more

A statue of Bernadette Soubirous and Our Lady of Guadalupe near the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France on May 15, 2015.

Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption

The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.  Read more

American soldiers at a military ceremony at the WWI War Memorial in Lourdes, France on May 16, 2015.

A journey of pain and healing: one US Marine's prayer at Lourdes

After nearly losing his life in combat nine years ago, retired U.S. Marine Paul McQuigg journeyed to Lourdes with his... Read more