Monday was a fairly quiet day as we waitied for the rest of the pilgrims from the various departure points in the diocese to arrive in Lourdes.
This gave to chance for the more seasoned pilgrims to point out places of interest associated with St Bernadette and Lourdes to our first timers.
In the afternoon we we privileged to join Bishop Mark Davies who was celebrating the closing Mass of his pilgrimage in the church of St Bernadette opposite the Grotto. He was more than happy to wlecome pilgrims from his old diocese.
By way of an aside I was kept up to date with one of my fellow pilgrim's itinerary. Regukar updates via facebook and text messages let me know of the grastronomical journey of the PP of Heywood as he made his journey to Lourdes.