27 February 2012

Joan McGlynn

We have been told the sad news that Joan McGlynn has passed away this afternoon. Joan was a great supporter of Group 101 and travelled to Lourdes with us a few times in the 1990's. 

Group 101 leaders Phil and Margaret have known Joan for many years and she was a part of the family when their children were young. She was always kind, generous and funny and we have very many happy memories of this lovely lady. Rest in peace Joan.

26 February 2012

Daniel Vance

Some very sad news. Daniel Vance, who twice travelled to Lourdes with Group 101 in the 1990's as a sponsored child, has died following a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace Daniel.

25 February 2012

With Bernadette Praying the Rosary

The official pastoral theme in 2012 for the Lourdes sanctuaries is 'With Bernadette Praying the Rosary'.

This continues the themes of praying with Bernadette of the previous two years. In 2010 the theme was "With Bernadette Making the Sign of the Cross", and last year, the theme was "With Bernadette Praying the Our Father".

Click here to learn more information about this theme from the official Lourdes sanctuaries website.

20 February 2012

Watch the film 'Lourdes'

You can watch the 2009 French film 'Lourdes' on the BBC iPlayer here.


In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees Mountains.

11 February 2012

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.

06 February 2012

Group 101 are taking a year out

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Group 101 are taking a year out from the HCPT pilgrimage in 2012.

We will definitely be back for the 2013 Lourdes trip!

02 February 2012

Lourdes in the snow

As the cold weather sweeps over much of Europe, here is a video of Lourdes in the snow.