I'm the person I am today thanks to HCPT

Isla tells us about why her Summer stays with HCPT have meant so much to her. “I stayed at Hosanna House for the fifth time last July. I would have to say it was the best visit. Having so many young helpers in our group meant there was a new vibe to it. At the […]

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Staying at Hosanna House is so great

Regular Summer helper Elaine, from Scotland, spoke to us about why she thinks Hosanna House is the best place to stay for Lourdes pilgrimages, and how her HCPT Summer pilgrimages have helped her grow as a person. I first got a chance to travel with HCPT to Hosanna House when I was still at school. […]

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You are valued for gifts and talents you have

A trio of HCPT helpers were recently shortlisted for the prestigious Celebrating Young People Award. We asked them what makes travelling with HCPT so special. Here’s what they said. Charlie O’Sullivan – who leads an HCPT youth group from London: “Travelling with HCPT is incredibly special to me as it allows me the opportunity to […]

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Youth Development Programme

HCPT’s Youth Development Programme offered grants to six young helpers this Summer – giving them the chance to gain leadership skills at Hosanna House. Read below about how two of them, Luke and Esther, got on. If you are aged 18 to 25 and would like to grow your skills with HCPT on a Summer pilgrimage, […]

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I feel honoured to have helped someone enjoy a pilgrimage

I won’t deny that I was nervous before my week as a helper at Hosanna House. However prepared you are for it, it’s difficult to know what the reality will be. Also, I had heard so much about how special Hosanna House pilgrimages are that I was concerned that I wouldn’t ‘get’ what makes them […]

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Seminarian's inspiring time at Hosanna House

We spoke to John Browne, who is studying for priesthood and is spending two months at the House, about how the pilgrimages are going – and the impact they have had on him and others. “My time at Hosanna House has presented me with many opportunities to serve. For example, when I was told I […]

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My summer pilgrimage was just as good as any Easter one.

Mairead has travelled to Lourdes with HCPT at Easter for 7 years. She loves it, “the pilgrimage is so lively, so fun. I particularly enjoy the Trust Mass and Torchlight Procession.” When she was asked if she would like to join a summer group, she wasn’t sure at first. She explained, “I guess I was […]

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