Sheila

Our daughter died in my arms as we lay together in the emergency room bed. In my grief, while holding her lifeless body, I was taken back to the baths at Lourdes, where we had visited just over a month before. My brothers and sisters, friends, and even strangers had...

Schulz Family

At the urging of Monsignor Richard Shirley, the seed was planted back in 2005 for the Schulz family to visit Lourdes, France. Our first daughter, Jenna Schulz, was experiencing idiopathic seizures, that were relentless and which continue today. Our family had planned...

Naomi

What is mission? 3 words JOY ~ PEACE ~ LOVE by Naoimi Nelson   Joy: I wake at the break of day To the tune of 6am And I am greeted by the sweet scent of French baguettes And the even sweeter smiles of Toni and Loretta.   I wake to the sight of bare humble...

Rhonda

OUR LADY CALLS HIS HEART Three years ago, my husband, Gilly, began showing the first signs of dementia.  It took another year to get a diagnosis, Lewy Body Dementia. This disease moves quickly, first attacking basic motor and directional skills.  Gilly had been a key...

Diane

Why did you first decide to join us on pilgrimage or virtual pilgrimage? I started getting ill about 10 years ago, and many of my friends would say, “You have to go to Lourdes.” I didn’t think it was possible, because of the medical equipment I required and because...

Clotilde

Going to Lourdes was not in my plans for 2018. But, as I have come to realize, my plans and God’s are thankfully not the same. The pilgrimage to Lourdes turned out to be a sorely needed time of reflection and prayer for me, and a deepening of my love for Christ and...