Hospitality is high chivalry for the modern age.
Centennial of Apparitions. The Basilica of St. Pius X is consecrated by Cardinal Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII.
The Grotto source channeling system is inaugurated and a glass pane installed to offer pilgrims a view of the source.
The first pilgrimage flight arrives.
Bernadette Soubirous is canonized.
The Hospitalité Notre-dame de Lourdes is raised to the rank of archconfraternity.
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary is consecrated with delegations from all continents.
The Procession of the Blessed Sacrament takes place.
The Hospitalité Notre-dame de Lourdes is founded to welcome pilgrims to the sanctuary of Lourdes.
The Hospitalité Notre-Dame de Lourdes is established as a Confraternity by Msgr. Billére. It is inspired by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, which sees pilgrims and sick and poor people as “our Lords, the sick and the poor”.
Hospitality conditions for pilgrims and sick people are developed.
The “Hôpital des douleurs” is inaugurated.
The Notre-dame de Salut association organizes a “national” pilgrimage with 492 sick people.
The basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is blessed.
First official ceremony: Fabisch’s Virgin Mary statue is blessed in the grotto.
The Church declares the Virgin’s apparition to Bernadette to be authentic.
The Virgin appears to little Bernadette Soubirous.