And still the nationality count goes up. It is, in reality, a microcosm of the Catholic world.
This is brought home more keenly by the fact that Latin Masses are as rare as pork pies in a mosque - Ooh! Am I allowed to say that?
We have been unfortunate (in missing the ICKSP Pilgrimage and Cardinal Burke by one day) but fortunate in having an EF Mass courtesy of the Order or Malta for the past five days.
It strikes me that traditional groups should leave their EF Mass schedules at the Domain information office....keep hammering it home that there ARE Latin Masses in Lourdes.
Also, a small poster on the Domain pilgrimage information board (totally out of date) would be helpful (and a few left in nearby cafes while you're at it).
We are very good at hiding our light under a bushel!
So here are some pictorial views of la belle Lourdes!
|Waiting for Mewlier Fortis|
|Just follow the instructions|
|Dedicated to members of The Confraternity of the Holy Cross, Menevia|
|A happy pilgrim...nationality unknown...ahem|