Saint Bernadette Soubirous Relics
Coming July 20, 2022 through July 22, 2022
The Relics of St. Bernadette visit our Church, Our Lady of Lourdes, Mineral Wells, Texas from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, France!
In 1858, the Virgin Mary appeared to young Bernadette in the French village of Lourdes. She called for repentance from sin and offered water for the healing of both body and soul. Today, millions of pilgrims travel to Lourdes each year to be reconciled with God and to pray for healing.
From April to August 2022, the relics of Saint Bernadette will tour the United States for the first time, bringing the grace of Lourdes to parishes across the country. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is organizing the pilgrimage of the relics in partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Hospitalité of Miami, the Order of Malta and North American Lourdes Volunteers.
This July 20th -22nd, 2022, the relics will be available for veneration here in Mineral Wells. The program is listed on the 2022 Tour site. A pdf document of details is also available here. The agenda is as follows: Prior to the arrival of the Relics, Fr. Kenneth Robison will hold two days of special talks: Monday, July, 18th at 6:30 pm - Holy Eucharist and talk on Prayer by Fr. Kenneth RobinsonTuesday, July, 19th at 6:30 pm - Holy Eucharist and talk on Discipleship by Fr. Kenneth Robinson Wednesday, July, 20th7.30 am -Mass8:00 am to 6:30 pm -Open for Veneration of the Relic6:30 pm-Holy Eucharist in Spanish (Fr.Oscar)7:30 pm-Lourdes virtual pilgrimage experience in Spanish and Candlelight procession to the Grotto with Rosary in Spanish. Thursday, July, 21st7.30 am-Mass8:00 am to 12:00 pm-Open for Veneration of the relics12:00 pm-Mass with Parishioners from Muenster & Lindsey1:30 pm to 6:30 pm-Veneration of the Relics6:30 pm-Holy Eucharist (Fr.McDaniel)7:30 pm-Lourdes virtual pilgrimage experience in English and Candlelight procession to the Grotto with Rosary in English Friday, July, 22nd7.30 am-Mass8:00 am to 11:30 pm-Veneration of the Relics11:30 am to 12:00 pm-Mass by Parishioners of St. Michael Bedford3:30 pm to 5:30 pm-Relics will be moved to St. Francis of Assisi Graford & then return to MW - Mass and Rosary 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Confessions and Anointing of the sick will be available to those who desire it.6:00 pm to 6.30 pm-Veneration of the Relics at Mineral Wells - Fr. Jonathan Wallis (Vicar General)6:30 pm-Holy Eucharist followed by candlelight procession to the grotto with Bilingual Rosary. For those wishing to stay overnight, we have listed a few locations on our Lodgings page.