Our Lady of Lourdes

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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

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, Lourdes, France.

The 70th miracle: Lourdes healing officially declared supernatural

Feb 12, 2018

A miracle was officially recognized at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France this week, the 70th... Read more

Prayer candle at a Military Chaplaincy in the Ukraine. Photo Courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need.

As conflict rages on, Ukrainian troops make a pilgrimage for peace

May 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

Members of the Ukrainian army recently traveled to Lourdes, France for an international military pilgrimage aimed at promoting peace –... 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

May 20, 2015

By Elise Harris

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

Lourdes shrine officially records 69th miracle

Jul 22, 2013

The famous Marian shrine in Lourdes, France has received an official declaration from the Bishop of Pavia, Italy stating that... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes.

Church recalls Our Lady of Lourdes apparitions on Feb. 11

Feb 10, 2013

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18... Read more