Our Programs

Special Needs Pilgrimage

Each June and October, we bring those with illness, disabilities and other special needs to Lourdes, accompanied by medical and lay volunteers.

Volunteer in Lourdes

Serving the Sanctuary in Lourdes is a profound privilege. Volunteers assist in the Baths, with housekeeping, at the train stations, during ceremonies and more.

Bring Lourdes to Your Parish

We bring the Message of Lourdes to parishes, schools and other community groups so all may experience the reverence and sanctity of pilgrimage.

Become a Member

As members, we live the Message of Lourdes – of prayer and penance – with the humility and simplicity of Bernadette and the graciousness of the Mother of God.

Support Our Mission

Guadalupe House

Guadalupe House is our hub of American Hospitality in France, allowing us to better serve our members during their service. Renovations are currently underway, and we need your help to make this house a home!

Andrea's Wish

This fund makes the journey to Lourdes possible for special needs pilgrims seeking healing and grace at the Grotto. Through the generosity of our donors, Andrea’s Wish provides partial or full sponsorship to pilgrims as available.

Franciscan University Fund

Over 800 students from Franciscan University have served with Lourdes Volunteers since 2004, serving the Sanctuary and the sick.


Bringing pilgrims and volunteers to the Grotto and sharing the Message of Lourdes around the world requires a dedicated staff and a variety of resources.

Our Ministry

Request Lourdes Water

We have 1 oz. bottles of pure, undiluted Lourdes Water directly from the Grotto available.

Share Prayer Petitions

We hand carry the petitions shared with us to the Grotto each and every time we make pilgrimage.