The American Presence in Lourdes
An American Oasis of Hospitality & Home-Away-From Home at Lourdes
Our historic Guadalupe House overlooks the doorway where St. Bernadette Soubirous told Abbé Peyramale on the Feast March 25, 1858, the identity of the lady appearing in the Grotto as “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
This spacious 5,000 square foot residence is well suited to meet the needs of the first American Lourdes Hospitality. Our private home is ideally located between the Grotto, the train station and town-center market.
Purchased in 2004 Guadalupe House will be the home to North American Lourdes Volunteers, friends and families. Renovation plans are intended for 2016. Please contact us for a copy of the Business Plan.
Guadalupe House will accommodate up to 26 Lourdes Volunteers members offering:
- gracious courtyard
- welcome/meeting room
- family/living room
- spacious kitchen and dining
- 8 bedrooms
- 8 bathrooms
- laundry facilities
- offices with modern technology
Juan Diego offers private accommodations to our Chaplain or up to three leadership members.
- Youth Ministry
- 12 Step Pilgrimages
- Home Schooling Families
- Post Abortive Healing Retreats
- Priest and Religious Respite/Retreats
- Military Families Stationed in Europe
Recognizing the increasing need for an American presence in Lourdes, our home-away-from-home named for the Patroness of the Americas will be a welcome presence for Americans visiting Lourdes. Offering familiar amenities to North American volunteers, special needs pilgrims and families, Guadalupe House will provide a comfortable and private family environment in Lourdes.
The Guadalupe House Project Committee was formed to evaluate all renovation possibilities. Architectural measurements were taken and blueprints completed for Lourdes, France zoning application processes.
The charm and integrity of this mid-nineteenth century private home with six fireplaces was maintained throughout the planning processes. The proposal includes handicapped access and safety standards.
Make Our House a Home
Our Guadalupe House Project Committee has recently prepared the first draft of a complete Business Plan. Estimated Cost Projections with detailed blueprints and perspectives will be completed in 2015.
For further information about sponsorship, or to make a “Make Our House a Home in Lourdes” donation or memorial, call us at (315) 476-0026 or visit our website: www.LourdesVolunteers.org
Project Committee Leadership
COL-Ret. John Long, Esq.
“An American Oasis of Hospitality in Lourdes”