Warriors to Lourdes

About the 2019 Pilgrimage

The yearly Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage for Non-Wounded, Wounded, Ill or Injured Military Personnel during the 61st Annual International Military Pilgrimage (PMI) will take place May 14-21, 2019.

The pilgrimage, sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and the Knights of Columbus, is the latest event in a long history of both organizations’ involvement in Lourdes and service to the military.

Military personnel, their designated caregivers and volunteers travel to the Marian shrine for a time of rest, prayer and healing. The retreat consist of a number of spiritual events, including special Masses, Faith and Fellowship Sessions, a Marian Procession, Adoration and Blessing of the Sick, a visit to the baths at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, and an International Opening Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil that draw tens of thousands of troops to the sacred shrine every year. See tentative schedule here.

“We will journey and pray with pilgrims from around the world,” said Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese of Military Services. “It will be an occasion to raise our hearts and minds to the Prince of Peace and beg for an increase in understanding and a decrease in strife.”

History of the Knights of Columbus and Lourdes

Pilgrimage Brochures:

  • Brochure for U.S. residents (coming soon)
  • Brochure for EU residents and overseas (coming soon)