Our Lady of Lourdes

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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

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, Lourdes, France.

The 70th miracle: Lourdes healing officially declared supernatural

Feb 12, 2018

By CNA Staff

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