We are going back to Lourdes this year!

On February 11th 2022, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, we watched the Grotto reopening for the first time since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic. The following day the Rector confirmed that full processions will return this summer.

The Ampleforth Hospitalite Committee are working hard to ensure we can go back to Lourdes safely from 15th - 22nd July this year. Many things will be a bit different in 2022, and we are likely to be a smaller Pilgrimage with those who are more vulnerable unable to join us this year. However, our programme will be full as we see the return to the Cite St Pierre, Cafe Society, a Ward Party, time spent in groups and all the Services we would usually have. 

For those unable to join us in Lourdes, there will be elements of a Virtual Pilgrimage offered this year, including a dedicated Chaplain for those remaining at home. 



If you would like to hear more about how to apply to join our Pilgrimage in 2022, we would be delighted to hear from you. The first point of contact is Diana Williams, Pilgrimage Director - alhdirector@gmail.com 

Returning pilgrims should have received our communications about applying for the 2022 Pilgrimage already, if you are not on the list please email ampleforthlourdes@gmail.com.