Lourdes is situated in the Pyrenees in France and is the location for one of the most famous of all pilgrimage sites for almost 150 years. The Catholic Church has recognized 66 miracles and a further


000 unexplained cures there. Many pilgrims travel to Lourdes for spiritual healing, recollection, prayer and inner peace.

Beneficiary ProjectThe Limerick Dioceses organises an annual pilgrimage to Lourdes for up to 700 pilgrims including young people and people with disabilities. Volunteers team up with professional medics and care assistants to provide medical care. Funding will enable: the establishment of a new administration site to be used for organising the annual pilgrimage