CA Hospitalité Newsletter – Winter edition now available

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Hospitalité, newsletter | 0 comments

Our winter issue is now available, CA Winter Newsletter 2017.

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Forms for helpers’ and assisted pilgrims

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in forms | 0 comments

Our next Pilgrimage takes place from 18 – 25 August 2017. Each year, the Catholic Association Hospitalité of Our Lady of Lourdes is responsible for coordinating the welcome and care of pilgrims, especially our assisted pilgrims, who come to Lourdes. Forms are available, here.

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Helpers’ forms and forms for assisted pilgrims

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in forms | 0 comments

Forms for brancardiers’; handmaids; doctors; nurses and assisted pilgrims are now available on our Lourdes 2017 page.

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All welcome

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in pilgrimage | 0 comments

As the Catholic Association Trustees, we are looking forward to welcoming you on the Catholic Association Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2018 from 24th to 31st August, with flights from Stansted, Birmingham and Southampton.  Tangney Tours will be sending out full details in the very near future to all on their mailing list. Since running our first Pilgrimage over 100 years ago, we have welcomed pilgrims from all parts of the UK and, indeed, from across the world.  Therefore, although it is with disappointment that we must advise you that Portsmouth Diocese has decided not to participate in this year’s Pilgrimage as a Diocese, those who have travelled with Portsmouth in the past will be very welcome to join any of our other groups, in particular the “CA Annual” group for those with no particular allegiance to other dioceses.  We understand no other Lourdes Pilgrimage will be offered by Portsmouth Diocese in 2018.  The Catholic Association recognises the very large number of Portsmouth Pilgrims who have come with our Pilgrimage from Portsmouth, some for more than 40 years, and especially the Priests and Nurses, Doctors, Brancardiers, Handmaids and of course the Assisted Pilgrims and hope that they will continue to feel welcome on the Pilgrimage, this year and hopefully into the future. We also understand that the Carmelite Group will not join the Catholic Association Pilgrimage as specific group this year.  The same warm welcome is extended to those who have travelled with the Carmelites over the last few years. The remaining component groups of the Catholic Association, namely, Clifton, East Anglia, Northampton, Southwark, Stonyhurst College, and the Glanfield Group will be joining us as usual. We do look forward to seeing you with us on Pilgrimage in...

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Richard Long-Fox, RIP

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in prayers, RIP | 0 comments

It is with sadness, but trusting in the loving mercy of God that we advise Richard Long-Fox died peacefully on Friday 23 February 2018. He died after a short acute illness at the Nursing Home where he had been living since last October. His daughters, Judy, Sadie and Alice, thank everyone for the prayers and kind messages sent last autumn when Richard was first unwell. Richard worked successfully as the CA Hospitalité Treasurer for six years until 2012. Richard also volunteered as a brancardier for many years up till recently. The funeral details are below. Please keep Richard and his family in your prayers. May he rest in peace and rise in glory! Funeral arrangements There will be a requiem mass for Richard on Friday 23 March 2018 11:30am, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6JR. Family flowers only. If desired, donations to The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (registered Charity no. 1000340). Private Cremation. Tisbury has a rail station on the line from London Waterloo to Exeter. To allow planning for refreshments, if you are planning to attend, or if you have any other enquiries, please...

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70th official miracle declared

Posted by on Feb 11, 2018 in Lourdes news | 0 comments

A very special announcement was made at 12 noon in Lourdes today – by the Bishop of Lourdes and simultaneously by the Bishop of the French Diocese of Beauvais – that the 70th official miracle through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes has been officially recognised. The cure of Soeur Bernadette Moreau, studied in depth by the members of the Lourdes International Medical Committee of world-wide experts is now declared miraculous. (Thanks to Kathleen Dawson)...

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160 years ago..

Posted by on Feb 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes! It was 160 years ago today that Our Lady first appeared to Saint Bernadette! Read more about the apparition that started so much on our pages, here.

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John Holden, RIP

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in RIP | 0 comments

It is with sadness, but trusting in the loving mercy of God that we advise that John Holden died this week. John was known for his kindness, his dedication to the comfort and well-being of our assisted pilgrims and for his long and continued support of the Stonyhurst Pilgrimage Trust and the CA. John was a member of the ward team for many years. He died on Sunday 1 October following a stroke. His wife Rita has informed us that the funeral will be in St Peter’s Church, Stonyhurst at 11.00am on Saturday 7th October. Please pray for John, for his wife, Rita, and for his family and friends. May he rest in peace and rise in...

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CA Pilgrimage 2017

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in pilgrimage | 0 comments

Most of our pilgrims fly out today for a week of pilgrimage. We will pray for all of those who cannot be with us this year. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

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John Joyce – your help

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in prayers | 0 comments

A long-standing brancardier of the CA: Mr John Joyce recently went out to Fatima, Portugal but has since gone missing. He has now been missing for two weeks and the family and his friends are rightly very worried. If you know anyone who lives there, please ask them to look out for John. Please keep him and his family in your prayers – a number of his sisters are out in Fatima looking for John. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for him; Saint Bernadette, pray for...

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Glanfield Children’s Group

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in forms | 0 comments

The Glanfield Children’s Group was set up in 1987 in memory of Father Frank Glanfield, a priest who was involved with the care of children with special needs both in Lourdes and in England. Since 1987 the group has taken to Lourdes many children with learning difficulties as well as chronic and terminal illness each August as part of the Catholic Association Pilgrimage. We are looking for families and helpers to come and join us. If you are a family who would benefit from this wonderful group, or would like to come as a helper, please contact their leader, Chantal...

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