Pilgrimages to Lourdes: The Story of a Soldier

Many people think the only reason for a pilgrimage is for religious reasons but most recently approximately 250 members of the British Armed Forces joined millions in a pilgrimage to Lourdes, by taking part in an international pilgrimage.

The annual military pilgrimage started in 1958 when the French Armed Forces invited the German military to join them in Lourdes as a gesture. This was a gesture of post war reconciliation.

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