|O Mary conceived without sin, pray|
for us who have recourse to thee
So now we are in Lourdes and soaking up the holy aura that permeates every inch of the town.
But I cannot switch off my brain from thinking of the latest in the Protect the Pope saga.
I am sure that Deacon Nick and his wife will, by now be heartily sick of the whole shebang and even wish that the blog had never been started in the first place.
They need our prayers.
But I also read on That the Bones you have crushed may Thrill blog that Lancaster Diocese is the recipient of an ACTA meeting next Tuesday.
And that, frankly, gives me a massive spike (in my blood pressure).
I intend to set off shortly for the Grotto and to sit and pray and meditate, for quite some time.
I shall pray for Deacon Nick and Martina, his wife.
I shall pray for Bishop Campbell.
I shall pray for those who follow ACTA.
And, of course, I shall pray for all bloggers, followers, tweeters and members of the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma.
I can do no more that place my concerns into the hands of our blessed Mother.
Other posts on the subject are at Bara Brith, Lucas Cambrensis and Fr Z.