One of our pilgrims has written a poem about her experience this year in Lourdes.  She has kindly agreed to allow us to publish it on the website.

2015, Poem

Music plays an integral part of the pilgrimage and is one of the memories pilgrims take home with them.

Many pilgrims will have had a wonderful week in Lourdes, experiencing what God calls us to do with our hands, our feet, our eyes, our ears and our voices. You can carry on that ministry of service by being active in any one of many Diocesan activities, and the link below will take you to a list of things you might wish to be involved in over the coming year. Many thanks for your support in making our few days in Lourdes a prayerful experience for so many people.

Download details of organisations within the diocese which regularly hold events and courses.

If you normally travel to Lourdes, but are not for whatever reason able to be there this year. A Mass is being held for pilgrims just like you to get together and experience some of the atmosphere and friendship of the Pilgrimage.

01/08/15 Our Lady of Lourdes Church

This years music practice is at St Bernadette's Church Tillgate this Sunday 19th July between 12 and 6.

Please bring with you: 

  • A packed lunch to eat before we start at 1pm
  • A Pencil
  • A Music Stand – if you are an instrumentalist
  • Water
19/07/15 St Bernadette Church

small_St Cuthmans front door_0.jpgSt. Cuthman's is the Diocesan Retreat Centre in Coolham. It has some interesting upcoming events this Autumn & Winter.

Retreat, St Cuthman's St Cuthman's

We have made this years pilgrimage handbook viewable before the pilgrimage. We hope this will help our pilgrims in their spiritual preparation for this years pilgrimage.

Handbook, 2014

All Catholic Doctors, Nurses & other workers in Healthcare are invited to a Mass followed by coffee.

If you would like to know more about this, or any other event the diocese arrange especially for Healthcare Professionals, please contact Susan O'Brien, Dialogue & Unity Adviser

08/11/14 The Friary

Album coverAs part of The Redshirts 10th Anniversary celebrations this year Redshirts, both past and present, got together in April to record a CD of some of their favourite songs from Lourdes. Produced by Herald AV Publications and recorded at Surrey University Studios this “Playlist of Our Hearts” has been a real labour of Love In Action. We hope it will bring a lot of Joy to the listener. (Well hopefully more than one!)

Picture of BernadetteA fascinating insight into Bernadette's life before, during, and after the Apparitions written by John Sexton