The 2019 Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes

Published 30th of January 2019


When: Sunday the 14th of July to Friday the 19th of July, 2019

Where: Lourdes, the Hautes-Pyrénées.

We shall be travelling once more by air and by train, with Tangney Tours, to Lourdes, being led there by the Bishop himself. The Lourdes theme chosen for this year is 'Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.' More information in the documents attached. As the flyer says, the last January 7th was the 175th anniversary of the birth of the visionary of Lourdes, S. Bernadette, and, on April the 16th, 'we will commemorate the 140th anniversary of her death. During her life, Bernadette experienced all kinds of poverty; physical, material, intellectual, social. She was also very much misunderstood. Our Lady said to Bernadette “I can’t promise to make you happy in this world, but I can in the next.”'

For more information, please contact Fr. Simon Gillespie, the Deputy Director, on 07760 372105 or by sending e-mail to Learn more about the famous nineteenth-century apparitions of the Blessed Virgin at Lourdes by clicking here. Learn more about Tangney Tours by clicking here.