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Massabielle is a voluntary group local to Keighley in West Yorkshire, who formed in the Summer 2009 and are affiliated to the Society of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The LMA was founded in 1974 with the approval of the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland. It's aim is to enable doctors who accompany sick pilgrims to Lourdes to meet together for their own benefit and that of their patients to discuss medical, spiritual and logistic matters related to Lourdes.
Travelling and staying
Lourdes Sanctuary - a truly wonderful website giving information on all the religious aspects of Lourdes as a place of pilgrimage, plus a link for emailing petitions.
Lourdes - the municipal website of Lourdes. Useful to pilgrim and tourist alike.
Lourdes weather - see the current weather in Lourdes at CNN weather site.
SNCF (French Rail) Trains to Lourdes avoiding Paris (book via Lille or Bordeaux).
Stansted travel and flight information to help plan your trip to Lourdes, including the Stansted Express.
Tangney Tours are the Society's tour operator. They also arrange pilgrimages for groups and individuals to the major shrines in Europe and beyond. Website www.tangney-tours.com
Aglow Pilgrimages are a youth led organisation with the primary mission of leading young people on pilgrimage.
Visa for France: Need a French visa? Contact the official website at https://visaguide.world/europe/france-visa/who-needs-a-france-visa/
OTHER PILGRIMAGES TO LOURDES
HELP LINES & more...
The Holy See, the latest news from the Vatican
Sacred Space - Daily Prayer On Line
One of the major aspects of the work of the Society is the transport of people, including those who require additional support due to physical and other challenges, to Lourdes and other places. As a result of this one of our members Mark Blathwayt has been working to ensure that rights of people with different abilities, e.g. wheelchair users are considered when transport infrastructure decisions are made. Follow this link to Parliament website for an example.
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Rights for people of different abilities
Lourdes Domain useful information and map of the domain (religious centre of Lourdes) on the Official Lourdes site. There is also a map of the town available.
Eurostar Trains from London to Lourdes via Paris.