Lourdes Day 3

Busy Day!

Another early start in Lourdes. We started off our day by bringing our pilgrims to a water circle/ the Baths, where the pilgrims got to be blessed by holy water. Afterwards we returned to the Acceuil where our pilgrims got to get their photo taken the the Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. We were then lucky enough to get a free hour to enjoy the Lourdes sunshine, which was followed by lunch back in our hotel. However, lunch was cut short as we had to rush back to the underground Basilica where we had a liturgy duty during the youth mass. The theme of this years youth mass was being there for each other and how with each other’s support we can overcome everything. At the end of the mass all blue shirts gathered together to get the schools photo with the Archbishop. The youth mass was then followed by a picnic for all the pilgrims, which was full of singing, dancing and lots of food. While the picnic was going on the five of us got the opportunity to go to the Baths. While they were quite cold they were also an amazing opportunity to reflect and pray for everyone at home. We were all very excited for the torch lit procession which was to take place that evening and was lead by Dublin. After prairie we lit the school candle as well as candles of our own and said the school prayer. We then placed all your petitions at the Grotto, where we spent time in prayer and reflect (this was at 11:45, just saying). It was one emotional day !!