Probably not, and yet, on April 4, his relics left the Old Continent for the first time to cross the Atlantic. Destination the United States, for a four-month trip through thirty-two cities in different states.
Among others, Miami, Hollywood, Atlanta, Baltimore, New York, Cincinnati, Denver, Pittsburg, Houston… The “2022 US Tour of the Relics of Saint Bernadette” will end on August 4, after a final stage in the Sainte -Bernadette from Los Angeles. Before returning to the United Kingdom in October, then to Lebanon.
It was at the request, more than three years ago, of Father Kenneth Schwanger, parish priest of “Our Lady of Lourdes” parish in Miami, that this project was thought up, even if the pandemic delayed its realization. This unique pilgrimage is organized in partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the North American Volunteers, the Hospitality of Miami and the Order of Malta.