Each summer members of the Western Association travel to Lourdes to host the Summer Teen Pilgrimage. This is a transformative experience for young adults to experience first-hand the charisms of the Order of Malta. The group consists of approximately 24 young adults (ages 17-18) and 8 adult chaperones, including a priest Chaplain of the Order. They assist visiting pilgrims to make the most of their pilgrimage to Lourdes. They also participate in spiritual activities, including morning and evening prayer, daily Mass, praying the Rosary in procession, and cultural activities typical of Southern France.