The British Province of Carmelites will be making its annual pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2017 between 18th and 25th August with the Catholic Association.
Further details about the pilgrimage will be published in the Spring of 2017. Booking forms will be available here and on the Catholic Association website.
Carmelites in procession to the Grotto with partner dioceses and groups in 2009
Carmelites and the Catholic Association
The Catholic Association (C.A.) acts as an umbrella organisation for a number of dioceses and groups who come on pilgrimage to Lourdes together, including the British Province of Carmelites (in 2013 we numbered about 50 in a pilgrimage of more than 750 people). The C.A. has over a hundred years' experience of bringing pilgrims to Lourdes, especially those who are sick and disabled. We accompany to Lourdes several Assisted Pilgrims (APs, sometimes known as "sick pilgrims"), as well as teams of professional and volunteer carers (doctors, nurses, general helpers). You would be welcome to join us either as an Assisted Pilgrim, a helper, or simply as a regular pilgrim within our group.
Anyone is welcome to join the Carmelite pilgrimage group. Many of our participants are either members of the Order (friars, women religious, or lay Carmelites), or are associated with a community or ministry of the Order, but this is not essential; anyone who is happy to be part of our group is very welcome to journey with us.
The entire Catholic Association pilgrimage in 2009
Further information is available from Johan, the Carmelite Lourdes Pilgrimage Director (pictured):
Mr. Johan Bergström-Allen, T.O.C.
Carmelite Projects & Publications Office
Office tel: 01904 411521 01904 411521