Created in loving memory of Andrea Bartolomeo, Andrea’s Wish is a sponsorship fund offering support to special needs pilgrims making the journey to Lourdes.
Andrea was a pilgrim who answered the calling to Lourdes and humbly showed us the true road to holiness with her powerful example to “see Christ in everyone.” She gave witness to the possibilities for the critically ill, terminally ill and profoundly disabled to make pilgrimage to Lourdes with prudent planning and expert supportive care.
It was Andrea’s Wish that any seriously ill or disabled person, especially those without family, caregivers or financial assistance, be granted the opportunity to make holy pilgrimage to Lourdes.
In 2017, Andrea’s Wish provided $133,488 in support of 47 special needs pilgrims. In 2016, Andrea’s Wish provided $114,823 in support of 39 special needs pilgrims.
This fund is only possible with the generosity of donors who wish, as Andrea wished, that every person with the desire is able to journey to Lourdes for healing and grace. Donations for Andrea’s Wish are collected year round dispersed to pilgrims as full or partial sponsorship as available.