Lourdes Day 2

Day 2: Greetings from Lourdes! Today was Our Lady’s Birthday. We accompanied our pilgrims to the opening Mass this morning at the grotto which was celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. It was then time to take the pilgrimage photo on the steps of the Basilica. Some of us aided their pilgrims to the baths, the water walk along the river or on a shopping trip to the town. Lunch came afterwards, followed by a trip to the baths for the five of us. It was indescribable, a deeply personal and emotional experience. The Dublin Diocesan Eucharistic Procession took place this afternoon, which, after passing through the whole of the domain, ended in the Underground Basilica. The annual Beaufort past pupils dinner was next before helping to settle our pilgrims in for the night. Prairie and the blue shirts table quiz brought an end to a very busy day!