Request Lourdes Water
We are privileged to offer 1 oz. bottles of undiluted, unfiltered Lourdes Water drawn from the Spring of the Lourdes Grotto in France available to share within the United States and Canada. At this time, we are not able to ship to addresses outside the US and Canada.
Contact Us to Request Lourdes Water
Phone: (315) 476-0026
Mail: Lourdes Volunteers, 107 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 USA
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
It is our blessing to share the liquid grace of Lourdes at no cost.
However, we do accept donations to help us pay for bottles, packaging and postage. While your tax-deductable donation to receive water is not required, it is truly appreciated and will help us continue this ministry.
What is Lourdes Water?
Lourdes Water is drawn from the Spring of the Grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes, France. On February 25th, 1858, St. Bernadette dug this Spring during the 9th apparition when Our Lady of Lourdes requested:
“Would you mind getting down on your knees…kissing the ground…eating the grass that is there…for sinners? Go drink at the Spring and wash yourself.”
It is this very water that fills the Baths or Piscines in which pilgrims bathe on pilgrimage. This water is also available at taps throughout the Sanctuary for pilgrims to drink, wash, and bottle at will, above which it reads: “Wash your face and ask God to purify your heart.”
Lourdes Water from Lourdes Volunteers
Once every year or two, as needed, our volunteers fill large containers, called bidons, with Lourdes Water at the taps in the middle of the night — so as not to inconvenience the Sanctuary’s many pilgrims! After our volunteers prepare the bidons for shipment, the containers slowly make their way to our Syracuse headquarters.
Local volunteers then lovingly bottle the Lourdes Water by hand into 1oz. bottles for our organization to share within the United States and Canada.
People often confuse Lourdes Water with Holy Water, but they are not the same. Lourdes Water comes only from the miraculous Spring unearthed by St. Bernadette in Lourdes. St. Bernadette washed her face and drank a little of this water. In this spirit, Lourdes Volunteers makes Lourdes Water available for you to bless yourself as you wish.
Lourdes Water Prayer
God Our Father,
it is through Mary, the most pure Virgin
that Your Song has come to us,
the Sources of Living Water.
Help us to answer His call,
in coming to purify ourselves
at the source of grace pouring from His heart
and of which this water is a sign and reminder
so that we may live as the child of God
that we became in Baptism.