Our Lady of Lourdes

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Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia in Córdoba province, Argentina, displays an image of Our Lady of Lourdes of Altagracia that is not there — but everyone sees it.

The image of Our Lady of Lourdes that’s not there but everyone sees it

Feb 12, 2024

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Those who visit the chapel of the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia, Argentina, witness... 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

Vittorio Micheli, who was miraculously cured at Lourdes in 1963.

60 years after his miraculous healing, he still returns to Lourdes

Feb 11, 2023

By Jonah McKeown, Solène Tadié

In April 1962, a 23-year-old Italian soldier named Vittorio Micheli was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his left hip. Read more

The documentary "Lourdes," showing in theaters on Feb. 8 and 9, follows the experiences of sick and disabled pilgrims who often seek consolation rather than cures.

Surprise hit ‘Lourdes’ documentary, coming to U.S. theaters, captures miracles of a different sort

Feb 5, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The film, which will be in 700 U.S. theaters Feb. 8 and 9, presents a unique and affecting view of... 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

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the “Santa Maria del Carmine” (Holy Mary of Carmel) church in Pavia, Italy.

How to honor Our Lady in your baby’s name for the feast of the Holy Name of Mary

Sep 12, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Every year on Sept. 12 since 1683, the Catholic Church has celebrated the feast of the Holy Name of Mary. Read more

The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and Praise of Brazil features a 130-foot-tall Marian statue and a 164-foot-high cross.

Brazilian Bishop dedicates new shrine with large cross and Our Lady of Lourdes statue

Jul 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Onécimo Alberton of Rio do Sul on July 15 blessed the new Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and... 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

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

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, Lourdes, France.

5 fascinating facts about the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes

Feb 11, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In Lourdes, France, in 1858, thirteen-year-old... Read more

Carfin Grotto, Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, is cleaned after a suspected arson attack on Oct. 17, 2021.

Fire ‘set deliberately’ damages Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes

Oct 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

It is the latest in a series of incidents that have alarmed the country’s Catholics. 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

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