Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and lay a rose at the feet of Our Lady . Then, experience Christmas intensely in the heart of the Sanctuary with pilgrims from all over the world.
December, 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception
-Mass at 10 AM, at the Basilica of St. Pius X, followed by the Angelus at the Grotto and the Blessing of the Roses.
-from 4:15 pm, the Rector, Father André Cabes, will give a lecture with video at the Saint Bernadette hemicycle on the theme, “Marian Church – Church in dialogue”, in connection with the beatification of the martyrs of Algeria and the recent canonisation of Paul VI. Also on 8th December, the seven monks of Tibhirine will be beatified along with Bishop Pierre Claverie, Bishop of Oran, fervent defender of inter-faith reconciliation, killed by a bomb on 1st August 1996 at the same time as his young Muslim driver, as well as five monks and six nuns killed in 1994 and 1995 in Algiers and Tizi-Ouzou, during the Algerian civil war.
-Vespers will then be sung at the Rosary Basilica. And, as always in Lourdes
-Torchlight Marian procession at 9pm.
December 24 :
-Come to the Sanctuary to live Christmas Eve and Midnight Mass.
December 25th :
-Assist to Christmas Mass according to the hours and the language you wish.
January 1st :
-Mass at the Grotto
During the holidays, join the Torchlight rosary at the Grotto at 8:30 pm every evening. Discover the route of the Nativity scenes in the Shrine and in the city. Enjoy various activities made for all ages: Christmas Village, Tales, Shows, Fireworks, Animations, Parades and wanderings.