from Deacon Michael Kennedy
Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director
Welcome to the Lourdes 2012 web pages.
Plans are well advanced for our Southwark Diocesan
Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 24th-31st August 2012.
Bishop John Hine will be leading our pilgrimage and
Bishop Paul Hendricks will also travel with the Diocese
in his capacity of Chairman of the Catholic Association.
Both Bishop John and Bishop Paul invite you to join
them. We hope that every parish in the diocese will be
able to be represented and come together to gather in
prayer at the Shrine of Our Lady and to receive the
graces and blessings that she gives us at this holy
We will be travelling again with The Catholic
Association which has organised pilgrimages to Lourdes
for over a hundred years. While preserving our diocesan
identity, we shall, therefore, be part of a larger group
and have the opportunity to meet people from other
dioceses, schools, and organisations throughout the
The theme of the Pilgrimages to Lourdes this year is
'With Bernadette we pray the Rosary'.
I invite you to come with us and to join in that
Rosary asking God’s blessing upon our Diocesan family.
I hope that you will be able to join us. You know
that you will be most welcome. Our Lourdes Pilgrimage is
a grace not only for those who join us, but also for the
More pages will be added to this site as information
becomes available, so please return here. And if you
have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Please keep the success of this year’s Pilgrimage in
With every good wish and blessing,
Mobile: 07521 519482