Today, Tuesday 11th of February is The Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes & World Day of the Sick. World Day of the Sick is celebrated every year on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is more than one hundred & fifty years since Bernadette saw the apparitions at Lourdes. Five million pilgrims visit Lourdes each year. It is a very special place for so many people. Many people go to the grotto there and pray for healing of mind and body. It is such a special place for people from all over the world. Our Lady’s message to Bernadette was Come, pray and wash” Every summer and autumn pilgrims from across the diocese travel to Lourdes on Pilgrimage. Bishop Gavin has announced that this years Summer Pilgrimage will take place from June 12th to June 17th.