Christ the King Pilgrimage at Lourdes - 10/21/17
Nearly five thousand faithful traveled to Lourdes in the south of France on October 21-22-23, 2017 for the Society of St. Pius X’s annual pilgrimage in honor of Christ the King.
The pilgrimage began with a Solemn High Mass in the underground basilica of St. Pius X, celebrated by Fr. Patrick Troadec, Rector of the Saint Cure of Ars Seminary in Flavigny and followed by the Way of the Cross: one for the sick and invalids on the prairie, the other followimg the life-size Way of the Cross all the way up the mountain of the Espélugues. Even the pouring rain was unable to quench the zeal of the pilgrims, who had come in droves to answer Our Lady’s call to St. Bernadette “Penance! Penance! Penance!”