Virtual Pilgrimage Testimonials

I was most impressed! The information about Lourdes was wonderful. The procession brought peace to my heart, and touching the grotto rock and spring waters bestowed tears of joy! Many thanks to you and all of the volunteers for bringing such a beautiful and spiritual experience to us! Thank you, and God bless your good works!” 


“The whole virtual pilgrimage was very spiritually lifting but I was most impressed with what I did not know about St. Bernadette’s life on her road to sainthood.  I only knew that she was a saint and that as a young girl was visited by Our Lady where the grotto now is.   I also did not know that way of praying while making the sign of the cross – of course, I will be doing that from now on. Please tell the guide that she has the most beautiful voice and manner of speaking. It really added to the entire experience.”


“I feel that the real presence of Our Lady was evident to all. Because this pilgrimage was done under the auspices of the Legion of Mary with The cooperation of the Knights of Columbus and the Columbiettes I feel as though it was an extremely spiritual endeavor. Our Lady’s loving children invited her in and she was definitely accommodating…I was particularly moved when the entire crowd knelt in adoration. It was very powerful to see several hundred people kneeling and praying to the Blessed Sacrament. Several people brought their small children. I was very moved to see the parents take the hands of the little one and guide them in the holy water of Lourdes or to touch the holy rocks of the grotto. That brought me to tears! A beautiful event!! Thanks to all involved!!”


“For me this virtual pilgrimage was a Godsend. I have always wanted to go Lourdes, and as always “The Lord hears the cry of the poor…” and so I was there, fully in heart and soul and by the grace of God. The day was a treasure. Thank you so much. “


“I did feel like I was actually at Lourdes walking in the procession. Experiencing with the many people. I would go again should there be another virtual pilgrimage in this area. There were many people who clutched to the grotto rock as a life preserver. While others barely touched it. I could tears in the people’s eye as they came up to me. People I know from mass who were quite moved by the whole experience. When they came to the grotto water many blessed themselves while others sprinkled the water on body parts that needed extra miracles. I wasn’t sure what to expect. It exceeded my expectations and more. As people were leaving I saw many people were visibly moved by their experience.”