Posts tagged pilgrimage

Reasons to be joyful…

Saturday 28 April 2012

I find myself still thinking over our time in Lourdes. It is characteristic of experiences that have profoundly drawn us to God that we need time to ‘unpack’ what has gone on. Almost two weeks since we returned, looking at the whole pilgrimage, the aspect that has stayed with me is that of joy. We […]

A Sheep Fold Mass: Lourdes 2.

Monday 16 April 2012

On our first full day in Lourdes we took the bus up to the Cite Saint-Pierre. Also known as the City of the Poor, it is a place where accommodation and hospitality is offered to those pilgrims who cannot afford to stay in hotels. The cite is set above the main part of Lourdes, on […]

In which I ignore wise advice: Lourdes pilgrimage 1.

Sunday 15 April 2012

Today we returned to Eastbourne after a week in Lourdes. Neil was a chaplain with HCPT Group 154 and we tagged along. At the start of the week one of the adults on the pilgrimage said how, on her first trip, the chaplain had told her she would go home and want to tell everyone […]