The Hospital of Saint John in Jerusalem was founded to serve poor and sick pilgrims.

The Order of Malta is a religious order whose objective is to glorify God through the sanctification of its members. Returning to God and renewing one’s faith through pilgrimage are at the heart of the Order.

For members of the Order, the sense of belonging and serving the poor and the sick while on pilgrimage re-creates the confraternity found at the hospital where the Order began. Pilgrimage enriches the faith and inspires the faithful to serve the most vulnerable and those living on the periphery of society.

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1884)

Lourdes Pilgrimages

Learn more about the history and the purpose of the pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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View our image gallery to re-experience the joy of members experience on pilgrimage.

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