On March 17, 2020, it was announced that for the first time in its history, that the sanctuary of Lourdes will be closed for an indefinite period.
No public Masses will be offered in the sanctuary due to national measures announced by French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on the evening of March 16.
Such a move is truly historic, but certainly not un-expected. We remain optimistic that the Coronavirus will be contained in France and elsewhere and that by late summer Lourdes….and most other shrines….will once again be open to visitors.
You can check our page on Lourdes for updates to the situation.