Lourdes Pilgrimage 2014
Our next Pilgrimage takes place from 22 - 29 August 2014. Each year, the Catholic Association Hospitalité of Our Lady of Lourdes is responsible for coordinating the welcome and care of pilgrims, especially our assisted pilgrims, who come to Lourdes. You will require a PDF viewer to view most of these forms. To view the forms click on the link. To save the forms, right click on the link and choose Save As.
Men and women of all ages and backgrounds come to Lourdes as volunteer helpers to answer Our Lady’s request for people to ‘come in procession’, but more importantly they come in response to the command of her son Jesus to love God and to love our neighbours as ourselves (Gospel of Mark 12:29-31).These volunteer-helpers, who are pilgrims themselves, strive to encounter Jesus in each pilgrim, caring for their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The CA Hospitalité includes doctors, nurses, and non-medical helpers: brancardiers (male) and handmaids (female).
Anyone who books through Tangney’s (our official travel agent) should receive their Helpers' Application Form when their booking is accepted. Or, if you are a Young Helper, please use the form below. Coming soon.
However, if you are travelling independently, please see below.
Brancardiers & Handmaids (non medical helpers)
To volunteer as a brancardier or handmaid, please complete the below application form. Please send it as soon as possible and by no later than 1 June 2014:
Minimum age for helping is 17 and there is no maximum age.
Families wishing to book their children in with HCP can download the form below. HCP accepts the children of helpers (handmaids, brancardier, nurses and doctors); it can also accept the children of Assisted Pilgrims on a case by case basis.
Please do not hesitate to contact HCP by email if you have any queries.
If you, or a friend/family member would like to come to Lourdes as an Assisted Pilgrim in 2014, please fill in the form below. Our Assisted Pilgrims are those who are ill or disabled, and would like to stay at the Accueil or a hotel, and will need assistance from our team of helpers.
Why not consider a stage in May or August? Stage is a great opportunity and experience. It is well worth CA helpers trying out a stage at least once and discovering another side to Lourdes.
If you are not planning to come as a volunteer helper or assisted pilgrim, please fill in the form below: