Each June and October, we offer Special Needs Pilgrimages for those with illness, disabilities, and other special needs, accompanied by a team of medical and lay volunteers who provide supportive care for each pilgrim.
Being a volunteer at Lourdes is both a profound and extraordinary privilege. All persons of goodwill with a sincere desire to assist those in need are invited to offer service at Lourdes!
Draw nearer to God in the company of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette as we share the reverence and sanctity of the Pilgrimage experience with those who cannot actually go to Lourdes.
As members, we love each person as Christ, caring for Him as His Mother would. We are to live the Message of Lourdes of prayer and penance with the humility and simplicity of Bernadette and the graciousness of the Mother of God.
Over 800 students from Franciscan University have served with Lourdes Volunteers since 2004, serving the Sanctuary and the sick and embracing St. Bernadette’s call to simplicity, obedience and humility.
Through the generosity of our donors, this fund makes the journey to Lourdes possible for special needs pilgrims seeking healing and grace at the Grotto. Andrea’s Wish provides partial or full sponsorship to pilgrims as available.