Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lourdes - 25th August 2010

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   The day began with prayers at the Baths, as many of our Assisted Pilgrims were bathed in the water that flows from the Grotto. This water is a reminder of baptism, and since the apparitions in 1858 has been associated with the healing of heart, mind and body.<br />
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   After lunch the Catholic Association pilgrimage celebrated Mass organised by children. The liturgy in the underground basilica was coordinated by The Glanfield Group, which brings sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults to Lourdes.<br />
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     <span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">The Mass organised by children.</span><br />
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<span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">Children and group leaders, their faces painted, leading the pilgrimage in prayer.<br />
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     <span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">Carmelite group member and nurse, Sr. Maureen McNally, F.C.,<br />
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At the end of Mass a cheque was presented to the Glanfield Group by representatives of the Catholic Students' Society at the University of York.<br />
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     <span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">Roy Scivyer and Matthew Sanderson presenting a cheque to the Glanfield Group.</span><br />
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       <span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">Roy (centre) and Matthew (right) handing the cheque to Glanfield Group member Andrew Lyons.</span><br />
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   Immediately after the Mass organised by children, a photograph of the whole pilgrimage was taken (postponed from earlier in the week due to poor weather).<br />
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     <span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">The pilgrimage photograph.</span><br />
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       <span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">Carmelite pilgrims lining up for the pilgrimage photograph.</span><br />
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Pilgrims then had the option of following the Stations of the Cross, on either the Prairie meadow or - for those able to climb - on the hill adjoining the Sanctuary.<br />
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     <span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 10pt;">Fr. Nicholas King, S.J. (right) leading the Stations of the Cross.</span><br />
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   The Stations of the Cross on the Prairie were led by Fathers Simon Blakesley (Chaplain to the Sick) and Nicholas King, S.J. (a New Testament scholar with many years' experience of working in Lourdes as a brancardier helper); part of the Stations were filmed and the video can be viewed below.<br />
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   In the evening the Carmelite group social took place at the Grand Hotel Gallia &amp; Londres. This was an opportunity for the Prior Provincial and Pilgrimage Director to thank the Catholic Association trustees, heads of service and other officials for their work in Lourdes and throughout the year in organising the pilgrimage.<br />
   <a href="http://www.carmelite.org/index.php?nuc=content&id=146"><br />
     Click here to read about Tuesday 24th August</a>
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   <a href="http://www.carmelite.org/index.php?nuc=content&id=148">Click here to read about Thursday 26th August</a><br />
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