Carmelite Pilgimage to Lourdes - 20th August 2010

Friday 20th August

An essential aspect of pilgrimage is the idea of making a journey. The difficulties and joys of travel are part and parcel of the Lourdes experience. Yesterday (Thursday 19th) a small advance party made its way to Lourdes to help set up ahead of the main pilgrimage which arrives this afternoon.

Two helpers from the Carmelite group - Angela Bergström-Allen (left) and Shell Roca - on the train journey from London to Lourdes.

Now we must go and set up the Accueil (house of welcome for the sick and disabled) and await the arrival of our fellow pilgrims...

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