An American Oasis of Hospitality Coming to Lourdes
Thanks to the faith and generosity of our amazing benefactors, we are beginning renovations on Guadalupe House! Named after the Patroness of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe, this historic home is located at the place where, in 1858, Bernadette Soubirous ran to tell the name of the beautiful Lady who appeared in the Grotto. When Bernadette told Père Peyramale what the Lady said, “I am the Immaculate Conception,” the Abbé realized it was the Mother of God appearing to Bernadette. Today, pilgrims retrace the footsteps of St. Bernadette and come just outside our kitchen window to reflect on the moment Our Lady was revealed.
Recognizing the increased need for an American presence in Lourdes, our home will offer greatly-needed accommodations, office space and comfortable amenities to our members. This guaranteed year-round availability will increase our capacity to serve our special needs pilgrims and volunteers. We are thrilled to finally begin work on this historic building which will have a major impact on our ability to achieve our mission. We are asking our members to help with passionate prayers and financial support. Thanks be to God!
Purchased in 2004, this handicapped accessible, 5,000 square foot residence is well suited to meet the needs of the first American Lourdes Hospitality. Renovations are underway for 2018-2019. For further information about the business plan or to make a donation, please call us at (315) 476-0026.