Pilgrimage 2016

This year, the international pilgrimage of the Order of Malta to Lourdes will take place from April 29th till May 3rd and will be under the protection of St Rita de Cascia.











The general program will be as follows:

Friday April 29:


- Departure (BIA)
- Arrival (Tarbes)
- Setting up of malades and pilgrims
- Pilgrimage opening mass
- Torchlight Marian Procession


Saturday April 30:

- Bathing the malades in the holy waters
- Rosary sang in arabic at the Massabielle Grotto
- Our Lady of Lebanon Candle offering to Our Lady of Lourdes
- Presentation of medals to the malades by HE the Grand Master
- Promise and medals to the new pilgrims


Sunday May 1st:


- Pontifical Mass. Eucharistic celebration Malte International 
- Group picture
- Holy Sacrament Procession and water provision
- Light festival


Monday May 2nd:

- Country lunch in the region of Lourdes
- Pilgrimage closing mass and anointing of the malades at the Crypt


Tuesday May 3rd:

- Departure (Tarbes)
- Arrival (BIA)



Because of the limited number of participation to the pilgrimage, a set number of spaces are reserved for the malades and their companions. After that priority is given to Knights and Dames (and their family members) and volunteers. All other applications are considered after these first two groups are established. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and a stand-by list is created.


Our group stays in three hotels (Grand Hotel Galia et Londre, Chapelle et Parc and Le Mercure) that are side-by-side and very close to the Accueil Marie St Frai where the malades reside. The Lebanese Association charters an MEA aircraft to fly directly to Lourdes, landing in Tarbes airport.



For applications and more information, please contact Ms. Zina Beaini
Phone: + 961 1 551457
Mobile : + 961 3 291575
e-mail : zina253@live.com

or click here to send us a request