The 2022 US Tour

April to August, 2022

From April to August 2022, the relics of Saint Bernadette will tour the United States for the first time, bringing the grace of Lourdes to parishes across the country. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is organising the pilgrimage of the relics in partnership with the Conference of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, North American Volunteers, Hospitalité of Miami and the Order of Malta.

Message from Msgr. Olivier Ribadeau Dumas
Rector of the Sanctuary for the Tour

Where are the Relics now?

Departed on April 6, 2022

Lourdes Sanctuary
France

April 7, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Miami, FL

April 8, 2022

Saint Bernadette Church
Hollywood, FL

April 9 to April 18, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Miami, FL

April 19 to April 21, 2022

Saint Bernadette Church
Port Saint Lucie, FL

April 23 to April 25, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Dunedin, FL

April 26 to April 28, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Wentworth, GA

April 30, 2022

EWTN Chapel
Irondale, AL

May 1, 2022

St. Paul Cathedral
Birmingham, AL

May 2 to May 4, 2022

Holy Spirit Church
Atlanta, GA

May 5 to May 8, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes
Greenwood, SC

May 9 to May 11, 2022

Saint Bernadette Church
Linville, NC

May 12 to May 15, 2022

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
Baltimore, MD

May 16 to May 18, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Milltown, NJ

May 18 to May 20, 2022

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Metuchen, NJ

May 21 to May 24, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
New York, NY

May 23, 2022

Saint Patrick's Cathedral
New York, NY

May 25 to May 27, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Pittsfield, NH

May 28 and May 31, 2022

Holy Family Catholic Church
Syracuse, NY

May 29, 2022

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Syracuse, NY

May 30, 2022

Sacred Heart Church
Cicero, NY

June 2 to June 4, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Ada, OH

June 4 to June 6, 2022

St. Bernadette Church
Lancaster, OH

June 8 to June 9, 2022

St. Bernadette Church
Amelia, OH

June 9 to June 11, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Cincinnati, OH

June 12 to June 13, 2022

St. Bernadette Parish
Appleton, WI

June 14, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
De Pere, WI

June 15 to June 16, 2022

National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
New Franken, WI

June 18 to June 20, 2022

Pro-Cathedral of St. Mary
Bismarck, North Dakota

June 22 to June 24, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Great Falls, MT

June 26 to June 28, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes
Denver, Colorado

June 30 to July 3, 2022

St. Michael the Archangel Parish
Leawood, KS

July 4 to July 6, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes
Pittsburg, KS

... in between dates...

Programs will be announced here

July 20 to July 22, 2022

Our Lady of Lourdes
Mineral Wells, TX

... in between dates...

Programs will be announced here

August 1 to August 4, 2022

St. Bernadette Church
Los Angeles, CA

A first-time ever opportunity to:

  • Participate in Marian candlelight processions, accompanied by the relics of Saint Bernadette.
  • Drink and wash in the water from Massabielle, the grotto where Mary appeared to Bernadette.
  • Venerate the relics of Saint Bernadette during her entire visit to your area.

The Mission will arrive in Miami, for the first time on the American continent, and from there it will go on a tour in the United States, giving visitors from all over the country a chance to venerate the relics here, in the American soil.

A plenary indulgence may be obtained during the visit providing the usual criteria are met.

Saint Bernadette has inspired over 3 million pilgrims to Lourdes - France, every year.

This year she is coming to a parish near you!

Experience the grace of Lourdes during a pilgrimage or visit to the Grotto at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.

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Embrace the Faith

Saints are above all witnesses of Faith.

Kissing or touching a reliquary is not magic, but a gesture of attachment to that Faith. It is an act of belonging to the people of God. We put ourselves in the footsteps of that Saint, a seeker of God who has given an example that inspires us to follow his or her spiritual journey.

Relics are "remains" of someone who truly existed. We are not simply in front of a symbol or an image, but in front of a reminder that from the day of our baptism, we Christians have become a temple of the Holy Spirit, inhabited by God.

The veneration of a relic is not a question of attaching undue importance to the physical material, but to what it represents. The worship of saints must be subordinate to their prayer and their example, so that they intercede with God on our behalf.

Moreover, the reliquary is in no way a monstrance or a tabernacle and it is not placed on, but next to or near the altar, so that it becomes unambiguous that the saint we venerate is a relay of our prayer to the Father.