Our Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place this year from Friday, 18th August to Friday, 25th August, for those travelling by coach or Jumbulance, will start from St Teresa of the Child Jesus on Thursday 17th August.
Our theme this year is The Almighty has done great things for me, reflecting on the words of Mary in the Magnificat.
“The Magnificat is the song of hope, it is the song of the People of God walking through history […] Today, the Church too sings this in every part of the world. This song is particularly strong in places where the Body of Christ is suffering the Passion. For Christians, wherever the Cross is, there is hope, always. If there is no hope, we are not Christian. That is why I like to say: do not allow yourselves to be robbed of hope. May we not be robbed of hope, because this strength is a grace, a gift from God which carries us forward with our eyes fixed on heaven. And Mary is always there, near those communities, our brothers and sisters; she accompanies them, suffers with them, and sings the Magnificat of hope with them”. (Pope Francis, Homily on The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15th August 2013)
For further details and booking forms, please contact the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Director, Deacon David Wakefield on 07711 834800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016 pictures and Homilies here