Lourdes pilgrimage

At 2045 each evening, the torchlight procession begins from near the Grotto and finishes at the Rosary Square.

During the procession five decades of the Rosary are recited in many different languages and the Glory Be is then sung by everyone in Latin.

It does not matter which language you use to reply since the domaine will be filled with thousands of pilgrims each bringing a different language.

The real purpose of the procession is to honour Mary with our songs and prayers and to recall our baptismal commitment to keep the light of Christ burning brightly in our lives so that we give praise to the God who has called us out of darkness into glorious light.