Order of Malta

Knights Hospitaller


Join Us for the 2023 Lourdes Pilgrimage


Tuesday, May 2nd – Tuesday, May 9th


“…that a chapel should be built here…”

We are honored and humbled to host the Thirty-fifth Annual American Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France from Tuesday, May 2nd to Tuesday, May 9th. For many of us, the three years “away from our spiritual home” have been a period of waiting, of hoping and of anticipation for the time when the doors will open again. We are waiting no longer. Plans are underway to make the 2023 Lourdes Pilgrimage a reality. We pray that God will bless our plans and Our Blessed Mother will welcome us to her Grotto in early May.

Those of you who have had the opportunity to travel to Lourdes on pilgrimage know the incredible feeling of love, peace and comfort that is found in the Grotto of Massabielle where Bernadette saw Our Lady in 1858. In Lourdes, we are surrounded by people helping the poor and the sick and bringing them to the feet of Our Lady as we live out the charism of the Order. Those of you who have not been there on pilgrimage will share a life-changing experience. Lourdes is a place of miracles – of mind, body, and spirit.

The theme for the year 2023 is:“…that a chapel should be built here…”. This is the second of three pastoral themes decided upon by the Sanctuary of Lourdes for 2022 through 2024; these themes are based on the words that the Virgin Mary spoke to Saint Bernadette on March 2, 1858: “Go and tell the priests that a chapel should be built here and that they should come in procession.”

Please click here to log into the Members Only section of the website to find all of the information and forms needed to complete the registration process. We encourage you to submit your application before January 15, 2023 since we expect the demand to exceed the capacity for this Pilgrimage. 

In the members only section of the website, you will also find information regarding proposing a malade to join us on pilgrmage to Lourdes as well as enrolling someone into the Malade-In-Spirit Program. 

We are so grateful for your prayers for the success and safety of the 2023 Pilgrimage. Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us! St. Bernadette, Pray for us!

Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

American Association, U.S.A
1011 First Avenue, Room 1350
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1522