Marlene-WatkinsThe first North American Lourdes Volunteer, Marlene Watkins made her Commitment to the Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes in Piscine Service on April 11, 2006, and is now a Hospitalité Formation teacher. Marlene oversees our Association, leading both Special Needs and Volunteer Pilgrimagess and sharing the Message of Lourdes in Virtual Pilgrimage Experiences around the world. A Secular Franciscan, she lives her married vocation as wife, mother and grandmother in Syracuse, NY. With a special devotion to St. Bernadette, Marlene is also a guide at Lourdes and Nevers.