She is coming...
St Bernadette’s life and the apparitions she saw of Our Lady have inspired generations of people to journey in faith on pilgrimage to Lourdes. Now, ahead of a tour of her relics in the UK, a promotional video has been released by the St Bernadette Relic Tour team. The video features, among several bishops and the Cardinal, Matt Tisi, a member of Brentwood Catholic Youth Service, and provides an excellent introduction to the Lourdes story.
The relics tour will be a very special event that will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them. The pandemic has meant that many have not had the opportunity to enrich their faith by going on pilgrimage in recent years.
In our diocese, the relics of St Bernadette will come to the Cathedral of St Mary and St Helen on 16 October at 10am and depart the following day at 12 noon. On 18 October, they will arrive at Our Lady of Lourdes, Wanstead at 10am and will leave on 19 October at 9am.
The venues hosting St Bernadette’s relics have a fixed capacity for visitors. To ensure the comfort and safety of pilgrims, visitors are asked to register their attendance, choosing a dedicated timeslot at a church or cathedral of their choice.
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