More than 200 active and retired U.S. Military personnel took part in the annual Warriors to Lourdes spiritual journey dedicated to individual healing and a more peaceful world. The May 15-22 journey was timed to coincide with the 60th annual “Pèlerinage Militaire International” (PMI), or International Military Pilgrimage.
The visit to Lourdes is organized by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) and supported by the K of C. The PMI draws tens of thousands of troops, veterans, and others from around the world to the famous shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The theme for this year’s PMI is “Pacem in Terris” (Peace on Earth). For more information, visit www.warriorstolourdes.com
“The Marian Shrine at Lourdes is a place of hope where healings of many types take place, both physical and spiritual,” said Mr. Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus (K of C). ”It is an opportunity for active-duty personnel, veterans and their caregivers to experience an abundance of peace and consolation while in this holy place.”