Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience

A Virtual Pilgrimage Experience™ brings the actual experience of Lourdes virtually to you!


A Virtual Pilgrimage is a 90 minute prayerful experience of drawing nearer to God in the company of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette, made possible by the technology of today to bring Lourdes to the parish “pilgrims” in every way possible with:

  • projected images of what pilgrims would see in Lourdes
  • music similar to what pilgrims hear in Lourdes
  • a piece of the Grotto rock from Lourdes
  • precious water from the Grotto spring
  • Eucharistic blessing as in Lourdes
  • Candlelight Rosary Procession

Virtual Pilgrimages are offered in parishes, schools, prisons and to groups across America and beyond.

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.  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.

For the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, a Plenary Indulgence was granted for a virtual experience as equal to an actual experience.

A Plenary Indulgence “is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guild has already been forgiven” (CCC 1471). Learn more about the requirements for Plenary Indulgence here.

Affirming the Response to the 10th Year Jubilee Plenary Indulgence Honoring

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers 

by Apostolic Papal Decree a Plenary Indulgence

is granted to faithful making pilgrimage to Lourdes or experiencing Lourdes in a Virtual Pilgrimage with North American Lourdes Volunteers by fulfilling the usual norms and conditions between July 16, 2013 thru July 15, 2020.