AND ILLUMINATIONS IN THE SANCTUARY
If you come to Lourdes, you have to do the Marian torchlight procession. Ever since the apparitions, crowds have flocked to the Grotto with candles, responding to the Virgin Mary’s invitation to “come here in procession”. During this procession, there is a fervour, an impetus which arises from this ocean of light, from the presence of people from all over the world, who pray in different languages to Mary. You have to experience it for yourself. The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes is carried in procession through the Sanctuary: each person implores her to watch over their family and loved ones.
Come and join this tide of light. You too, can take a candle, sing the Ave Maria, in front of the Rosary Basilica, which is illuminated for the occasion.
New illuminations in the Sanctuary
Duration: 1 hour
From 7:45 p.m.
Esplanade of the Rosary
ON THE SANCTUARY ESPLANADE
Come, experience a twilight programme of sacred music, and let yourself be immersed in the
spirituality that characterises the Lourdes Nights.
Pray by candlelight of in front of the very place of the apparitions and entrust your intentions, your close relations, and your family to God.