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VIEW 2017 PILGRIMAGE SLIDESHOW - HERE

Post-Pilgrimage Letter of thanks from Responsables to Helpers

Dear Pilgrim

Thank you for being a part of this year’s pilgrimage. It was with great sadness and disappointment, that Archbishop Kevin was unable to join us again this year; however we were delighted that Fr Richard Andrew kindly accepted the Invitation to lead our Pilgrimage and we are grateful for his generous contributions to our liturgy.
Our Gathering Mass as instigated from a suggestion by Archbishop Kevin once again brought together our Pilgrimage Family, introducing the various groups that constitute our pilgrimage and clear initiation of our pilgrimage.
Again we took the journey through the foothills of the Pyrenees to visit the Abbey Church at St Savin to celebrate Mass, this year with a special significance; as in a very moving service we were able to remember the deceased members of the Society since we last met in May 2016. 
On Wednesday we once again visited The Cite St Pierre for Mass of Anointing in the “Cathedral of the Trees” Celebrated by Bishop Mark and the Plymouth Diocesan Pilgrimage with whom we have been delighted to share this day over recent years.  This day is a highlight of the week, with Mass followed by a Picnic Lunch.
We were blessed by the presence and enthusiasm of Fr Richard and his fellow Priests and of course the students from all three schools whose spirit, hard work and dedication add so much life to our pilgrimage.
Most of those in the school groups have never pushed a wheelchair or encountered anything remotely comparable to the pilgrimage experience. In climbing such a steep learning curve they are a credit to above all themselves – but also their dedicated teachers who surrender their own richly deserved half term holiday for their students and do so year on year. It was fitting this year that, our Closing Mass was the inspiration of the Youth groups.
Whether you were a Nurse, Doctor, Priest, Carer or Helper, Teacher or Student, thank you for your time and immense contribution.
Without all of you there could be no pilgrimage. Many help: Before the pilgrimage in preparation for 6 months of the year, during the pilgrimage, and after. If it hadn’t been thought of, brought, carried, carried out, or remembered then again there could be no pilgrimage.
All your individual efforts, many unseen or taken for granted make it happen and underpin something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Thank you to everyone, for the spirit of love and dedication you bring to Pilgrimage

David, Maggie, Maryann, Alex, Catherine, Danny, Brian and Phil

 

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Your Prayers (last update 2017.06.16)

Please remember in your prayers those who are sick especially Jane Quail, Geraldine Taylor, Alan & Mary Daws, Vincent Salmayor,  Patrick Cobbe, Michael Griffin, Mary Lay, Miranda Villiers, Alex Hinton, Lourda O'Leary, Janet Fernandes, Brenda Sleep, Annette Hamill and Jade Prisk. 

We ask Our Lady to join her prayers to ours for their intentions and for the repose of the souls of those Society Friends who have died over the past few months.

Especially we pray for:

Father Freddy Lane SJ, Father Albert Carette, SDB., Bernard Cooke, Alan Williams, Martin Rowley and Margaret(Peggy) Bray, Teresa Nolan(nee Jordan), Fr Ernest Donnelly, Maureen Diston, Sidney Parker, Margaret Bunting, Kathleen Murray, Teresa Hart, Peter Wilcox, Michael Rathbone, John Noel O'Brien, Georgina Jerrett, Shirley Tarpy, Grace Lalla, John Ryan, Fred Coelho and Vic Hancox.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace and may our Blessed Lady, Consoler of the Afflicted, pray for those who mourn.

Society Life Friend, Wiggy de Souza, has sent us the following requests from Pope Francis:

 Weep not for what you have lost, fight for what you have.
Weep not for what is dead, fight for what was born in you.
Weep not for the one who abandoned you, fight for who is with you.
Weep not for those who hate you, fight for those who want you.
Weep not for your past, fight for your present struggle.
Weep not for your suffering, fight for your happiness.
With things that are happening to us,
we begin to learn that nothing is impossible to solve,
just move forward.

THE HOLY FATHER MAKES A REQUEST FOR PRAYERS THAT GOD PROTECTS HIM AND GIVES HIM FORCES TO MEET THIS DIFFICULT TASK . . . . SO BE IT! SO BE IT, LORD JESUS!!! 

  

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us
St Bernadette pray for us
 

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