Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience
Current Status Due to COVID-19
At this time, while travel is restricted due to the pandemic, we have postponed most Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experiences in parishes, schools and other locations. We care deeply for both the spiritual and physical health and well-being of our pilgrims and guides. Our medical committee has prayerfully and prudently set safe in-person safety guidelines. Each request for in-person Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience will be looked at on a case-by-case basis.
We are, however, blessed to be able provide live broadcast Virtual Pilgrimage Experiences in both English and Spanish.
The Vatican has granted an exceptional Plenary Indulgence during the pandemic for those who join us in this new way of making a “Virtual Pilgrimage.” For this extraordinary Plenary Indulgence, the Vatican has made exceptions to the usual conditions.
To learn more about this unique opportunity, please click here.
We are dedicated to continuing our mission through the current pandemic as best we can under these difficult circumstances. Your physical and spiritual health and safety are most important to us.
A Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™ brings the actual experience of Lourdes to you!
Like an actual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, the Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™ is a holy encounter with God under the watchful care of Our Lady of Lourdes. Available in both English and Spanish, Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™ re-creates a pilgrimage to Lourdes without ever leaving home. This prayerful experience draws pilgrims nearer to God in the company of Our Lady as they are guided through a prayerful visit to the Grotto, the experience of the water, prayer in a Rosary procession and a Eucharistic blessing.
Lourdes Volunteers takes great care to preserve the reverence and sanctity of the pilgrimage experience as we bring it to those who cannot actually go to Lourdes. From the parish pew in two hours or in a classroom with a 40-minute program, Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™ is a perfect spiritual experience for parishes, schools, universities, nursing homes, convents and prisons!
This interactive spiritual journey includes
The Sights and Sounds of Lourdes
- Rock from Grotto of Massabielle
- Precious Lourdes Water from the spring
- Images of the Sanctuary
- Music similar to what pilgrims hear in Lourdes
The Message of Lourdes
- The Footsteps of Bernadette
- The Apparitions
- The Message of Lourdes
- The Invitation and History of Pilgrimage
Processions and Blessings
- Candlelight Rosary Procession
- Eucharistic Blessing