All those involved in the implementation of Phase II of the Projet Grotte Coeur de Lourdes meet on a weekly basis, first around a table and then on the site, to review and coordinate the work
New fountains, second sacristy, chapel of Light...
The second phase of this magnificent project of reimagining the whole environment of the Lourdes Grotto area will take place from 17th October 2016 to 3rd April 2017.
On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, a delegation of pilgrims from Pistoia, an Italian town, gathered in the new wooded area installed this winter upstream from the Grotto of the Apparitions in the context of The project of the Grotto the heart of Lourdes.
The first phase of the renovation works of the Project of the Grotto, the Heart of Lourdes is in its final stage. The main structural work is practically finished.
Good weather permitting, the objective still stands for those concerned with the Project of the Grotto, the Heart of Lourdes, which was announced some time ago: to celebrate the first Mass at the transformed Grotto on 5 April next. It will be for Easter Sunday.
In the Sanctuary of Lourdes, it was the star of the last few days: the spring that flows at the back of the Grotto of the apparitions. Never, no doubt, since the origins of the Sanctuary, has the spring of the Grotto of Lourdes been made so visible, in its full natural splendor.
It is nearly two months since work officially started on the construction site of "The Grotto, the Heart of Lourdes". Despite the bad weather – hail, rain and snow, - the workers continue to work diligently under the watchful eye of the Virgin Mary.
Pilgrims moved throughout the Sanctuary participating in the celebrations organized for the Feast Day. For those who had arrived the previous day a key moment was the reopening of the access to the Grotto, which had been closed up to then because of the work on the "Grotto Project, the Heart of Lourdes".
Project of the Grotto, the heart of Lourdes. February 9: The video diary
Lourdes Grotto in the snow: February 3, 2015.
The universal Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is approaching fast. Tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected in the Marian city for 11 February and several days before.
Update on the works as at 19 January 2015
The "Project of the Grotto, the Heart of Lourdes" is progressing fast.