Andrea’s Wish

Last year in 2023, we raised $157,804 which was used to sponsor 55 pilgrims. This year, we need to secure funds for 23 pilgrims who are in need of supportive care and we have already raised $31,000!

Please help us raise $63,000 by June 1st in order to successfully bring those in most desperate need to Lourdes. Together we can bring HOPE, HEALING, and PEACE to support Our Lady’s 23 pilgrims in 2024.

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 anyone, especially the seriously ill or disabled without family, caregivers or financial assistance, be granted the opportunity to make holy pilgrimage to Lourdes.

Read more of Andrea’s story in Chapter 8 of Everyday Miracles of Lourdes by Marlene Watkins.


Since 2007, Andrea’s Wish raised over $1,600,000 which has sponsored 650 pilgrims in need of special care. 

100% of every donation provides partial or full sponsorship to a pilgrim in need of financial assistance longing for pilgrimage to Lourdes. Any amount you donate makes a profound difference.

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.