From the pilgrimage website:
The 2014 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage for Wounded or Disabled Military Personnel for the 56th Annual International Military Pilgrimage will take place on May 13-19, 2014.
The pilgrimage, sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA and the Knights of Columbus, is the latest event in a long history of both organization’s involvement in Lourdes and in service to the military.
Wounded or disabled military personnel and their essential companion-caregivers will travel to the Marian shrine for a time of resting, praying, and healing. The five-day pilgrimage will consist of a number of spectacular and spiritual events, including: a war memorial ceremony, special Masses and events for the American pilgrims, Eucharistic procession and benediction, and a grand closing ceremony that draws tens of thousands to the sacred shrine.
Companion-caregivers and volunteers pay their way while wounded and disabled personnel who apply and are approved for the program pay nothing. Active duty and recently (honorably) separated military personnel are eligible. Applications for military personnel and companion-caregivers are due by January 10, 2014. Volunteer applications are due by January 17. The pilgrimage takes place in May.
You can also make a donation to help pay for the trip. If you’re not eligible or interested in the trip, I’d encourage you to make a donation.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.