Sick Pilgrims

Sick Pilgrims travel by air direct from Birmingham to Lourdes.

Approximately 35 – 45  sick pilgrims travel to Lourdes each May with the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage.
They have a place of special honour at Lourdes and it is this group that make this trip a Pilgrimage.

For very many sick it is only through an organised Pilgrimage such as this that enables them to travel to Lourdes.

Lourdes provides us all with a special insight into the peace and acceptance of the sick, especially those with a serious illness.
Hopelessness and despair is replaced by inner peace and acceptance of illness. This is very much due to the spirit of Lourdes and the sharing of experiences.

Once again our sick pilgrims will be accommodated in the Accueil Notre Dame during our stay in Lourdes.
The Accueil is neither a hotel nor a hospital. It is a bright, modern, airy building providing a good standard of accommodation for the people we care for.
Designed in the form of ‘open arms’ like the Rosary Basilica the Accueil Notre Dame reminds us that in Lourdes, everyone is made welcome and cared for.

They will receive 24/7 care from our Medical and Helper Teams

Places are still available in the Accueil so if you wish to apply to be considered by our Medical Team please contact Trish Brookes in the Lourdes office on 0121 236 4585.

In order to take so many sick people to Lourdes on Pilgrimage and provide them with the care they need in the there are a number of costs which need to be met.

In addition we continue our work to help facilitate young people, sick children and their families in fulfilling their desire to travel on pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady.

If you would like to contribute to this work and would like to make a donation please see the fund details on the information page.