Pilgrimage introduction

Joy and care on an HCPT pilgrimage

Since 1956, HCPT has offered life-changing week-long pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes, France, for disabled and disadvantaged people. Such holidays are with small groups of prepared volunteer helpers.

HCPT's Easter pilgrimage holidays are for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people. HCPT groups stay in hotels in Lourdes.

Since 1975 Summer pilgrimage holidays have been offered by HCPT, for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages. Groups stay at HCPT's Hosanna House in Bartres, in the hills above Lourdes.

Click here for more information about the spiritual foundation of HCPT's work and its pilgrimages to Lourdes. Thank you.

An introduction to the work of HCPT

2020 HCPT pilgrimage theme

The theme for HCPT's 2019 Easter and Summer pilgrimages is "The Good Shepherd". It has been developed by HCPT's Merseyside region.

Parable of Lost Sheep

The flock is everyone in the church, with children dotted around the congregation

Everyone will rejoice in finding the lost sheep

Jesus left 99 sheep to find one because as John's Gospel says: "Jesus calls them by their own name and the flock know the Shepherd"

​HCPT are the flock, the family, the community, One Trust

We are all sheep, lost and have been found

Bernadette was lost, through Our Lady, she was found

Bernadette welcomes the lost sheep to Lourdes

The theme is also inspired by Pope Francis' preaching support Bernadette