Final day in Lourdes 🙁 we had another lie-in today (8:15!!) and it was much needed. We arrived to the Acceuil and brought the pilgrims to mass in St. Bernadette’s church. After mass we all gathered together in the sun singing mamma Mia ! After lunch we accompanied the pilgrims up into the town to do some shopping and get a coffee. We returned to the acceuil for the farewell ceremony where any religious objects were blessed by the archbishop. Then we went to the grotto so the pilgrims got a chance to put their petitions in the box. To finish the day we had a farewell party with all of the pilgrims filled with lots of singing, dancing, and tears.
Lourdes was an experience we will never forget and we all hope to come back to volunteer next year as white shirts.