Order of Malta: International Lourdes Pilgrimage

April 29th - May 3rd 2022


"Go and tell the priests"

The Order of Malta's annual pilgrimage to Lourdes will soon be underway, eagerly awaited after two years of absence. The theme of this year's pilgrimage is "Go and tell the priests...", taken from the words that the Virgin Mary spoke to Saint Bernadette on March 2nd, 1858: "Go and tell the priests that a chapel should be built here and that they should come in procession." 

Find the Fund at the Hotel Solitude

The Fund will have a stand at the entrance to the Hotel Solitude from the afternoon of Friday 29th April to the morning of Monday 2nd May.

Please come and speak to us about your works of the Order of Malta, and how the Fund might be able to help, and about ways to become more involved in supporting the Order of Malta's global works through the Fund. 


Thanksgiving for our donors and supporters

The Fund's Chaplain, Monsignor Otellini, will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Fund's donors and supporters during the pilgrimage. Wherever you are in the world, please know that we will be praying for you in Lourdes.

Vision 2050: A new global resource for the Order of Malta

The Fund hosts Vision 2050 which supports the Priories, Associations and Relief Services of the Order, and invites young people to enter the world of volunteering and become part of the Order of Malta's extended family.

Vision 2050 is re-launching its website which now incorporates a new user-friendly platform for volunteering opportunities and resources.

Find out more at www.orderofmaltavision2050.com

During the pilgrimage, please find Florentine Haeusgen, Vision 2050 Global Youth Coordinator, at the Fund's stand and join her at the Vision 2050 party on Saturday night.

Where: Hotel Saint Rose

When: Saturday 30th April

What time: 22.00-00.00

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Join us and discover the international world of Order of Malta volunteering!

Key goals of Vision 2050:

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#LourdesPhoto2022 Photo Competition!


Our photo competition is back!

Follow us to share memories of Lourdes or moments from your experience this year.

Share your best photo from Lourdes, use the hashtag #LourdesPhoto2022 and @tag our page to win*!


*The winner will be announced on our social media

Have you seen the Fund's new film yet?

The Fund has created a new three-minute film explaining how the Order of Malta serves the world's neediest. Separated by geography and facing different challenges it shows the many works of the Order united under one flag in our commitment to serve the sick and the poor, and to do it with compassion and love.

It is available in English and six different languages!





Modern Standard Arabic

Chinese 中国


To learn more about works of the Order supported by the Fund,

or find out how to support us,

visit our website, or contact [email protected]

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