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International Military Pilgrimage To Lourdes


After an enforced break of 2 years, the International Military Pilgrimage (IMP) to Lourdes is back on.  The 62nd IMP takes place between 12 and 16 May 2022 with a theme of My Peace I Give You.  

Military personnel from around the globe will join together in a spirit of fraternity and camaraderie.  The UK contingent will join with Bishop Paul Mason, the Principal Service Chaplains, and with other chaplains, in this unique opportunity to enhance the military's prestige in the wider community.  


A charter flight will travel from Stanstead Airport.  Bookings can be made via the booking form found at  Subsidies are available for service personnel from their individual Service Trusts.  The booking form has further information as does the Defence Instruction & Notice, 2022DIN01-033 62nd International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes (IMP).

Further information about IMP may be obtained from your local RC military chaplain.  If there is not one serving at your unit, and your own Chaplaincy Team are unable to help, please contact the Pilgrimage Organiser, Fr Nick Gosnell at

The IMP is unique occasion, where service personnel come together in uniform while participating in a series of national and international events.  In a very real sense they act as ambassadors for the Service and their country, engaging with senior political, military and ecclesiastical figures from across the world.

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