“My experience of Lourdes as a first timer was an overwhelming feeling of welcome: I didn’t feel like I was an outsider. I came to Lourdes not really knowing what to expect, and was a person who thought work was the be all and end all. Leaving Lourdes was emotional to say the least. But I know I wouldn’t have felt the peace I feel now had I not gone to Lourdes.”

The Diocese of Brentwood organises pilgrimages to Lourdes and Walsingham every year.

Lourdes Pilgrimage Director Fr Paul Keane writes:

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2021 is planned for Sunday 25 – Friday 30 July.  However, because of Covid-19 it is not possible to know yet whether a pilgrimage will be practical or in what form.  Therefore, any decisions and announcements regarding the Diocesan Pilgrimage, and our young people intending to travel with the BCYS, will be made in January.  Until then, do keep the dates for the pilgrimage in your diaries.