What’s a Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage? It’s a 90 minute prayerful experience that brings Lourdes to you. You will learn about Bernadette and Our Lady’s message to her and be able to touch grotto rocks and water from the spring at Lourdes. The event usually includes a Eucharistic Blessing and recitation of the rosary. Since the first Virtual Pilgrimage was offered in 2004, over 100,000 pilgrims have experienced Lourdes in their local community.
Pope Francis has issued a Papal decree offering a plenary indulgence to anyone making a pilgrimage to Lourdes or experiencing Lourdes in a Virtual Pilgrimage with North American Lourdes Volunteers under the usual conditions.
This program is done completely by volunteers and exists off from free will donations to not only run the program but to bring the water from Lourdes to the United States and to bottle it. Please consider giving a free will donation if you attend one of the events.
If you would like to arrange for a Virtual Pilgrimage at your parish or school visit the website for more information.
Schedule for February 2016
February 6- Holy Trinity Church, Poughkeepsie, NY at 6:30 (after 5:30 Mass)
February 11- St. Anne Parish, Ruskin, FL at 7pm.
February 12- Transfiguration Catholic Chruch, St. Petersburg, FL time TBA
February 13- St. Jerome, Largo, FL at 7pm
February 14- St. John Vianney, St. Pete Beach, FL at 2pm
February 15- Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Kissimmee, FL at 6:30
February 16- Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, St. Petersburg, FL after the 8:30am Mass
February 17-Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Gulfport, FL time TBA
February 21- Epiphany Catholic Church, Tampa, FL at 12:30 (after the 10:30 High Mass)
For more information about events of this nature or relics that are on tour please visit the Relics & Events page.