July 13st to August 4th
The reliquary of St. Bernadette finished her United States tour, ending in the diocese of Los Angeles. Thousands upon thousands of pilgrims traveled to the nearest parish location on the tour, traveling hours to venerate the relics; some flying from around the world.
Msgr. Schwanger was invited by the Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Lourdes to fly to the Diocese of Los Angeles to say goodbye, concelebrating two masses alongside the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Archbishop José Gomez and the newly ordained and appointed Bishop of Tarbes, France, Jean-Marc Micas, P.S.S. Tarbes-Lourdes is the Diocese in which the Sanctuary of Lourdes is located. It was a celebration of a successful tour.
Msgr. Schwanger and Bishop Micas had the opportunity to sit down to discuss the highlights of the tour and to discern future opportunities.
St. Bernadette touched the lives, hearts, bodies and spirits of many in the United States who venerated the relics, participated in Virtual Pilgrimages, Masses and processions, showing the world the impact of the humble Saint Bernadette.