The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Friday 7th to Thursday 13th July 2023.
The Pilgrimage is led by Bishop Marcus and has been organised through Tangney Tours. You can book online by following the link below.
This year, pilgrims requiring assistance from the hospitality and nursing team will be accommodated in the Hotel Padoue. This is a change from the Hotel La Solitude in previous years. The Hotel Padoue is a modern, bright hotel, located close to St. Joseph’s Gate.
Pilgrims who only require wheelchair assistance can choose from any hotel listed in the Tangney Tours brochure.
The first Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage started in 1928. Only two diocesan groups predate us, namely Liverpool and Salford.
Our annual Lourdes Pilgrimage provides unique opportunity to gather as a Diocese with the Bishop to pray and journey in faith. It is a time to stand apart from the rigours of life and seek the peace, healing and grace which a pilgrimage experience can afford. Pilgrims come from all parts of the Diocese and beyond. In Lourdes we encounter pilgrims from all parts of the world.
Sick and less able adult pilgrims who require assistance are helped by the 300 or so young pilgrims from diocesan schools and colleges. These young people come as pilgrims too.
The hospitality team is made up of carers, nurses and doctors, all volunteers and self-funding, to support the sick and less able. They serve in a spirit inspired by love of God and love of neighbour.
The Pilgrimage accepts all Catholic Safeguarding requirements and fully implements the legislation.