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A Pandemic Pilgrimage to Lourdes Was a Calculated Risk, With Plenty of Blessings

2021 Order of Malta Western Association Lourdes pilgrims were blessed to travel to the Marian shrine earlier this month.

Despite being vaccinated and taking other precautions, 46 out of 294 people on a Lourdes pilgrimage contracted COVID, but no one was hospitalized for the virus, or had regrets, and organizers are weighing the lessons learned.