30 May 2011

Pilgrimage News

Saturday's pilgrimage, photos courtesy of Clare Bowskill as I had acute camera failure.

Here are a couple of 'before' pictures in the Sacristy:

At High Mass there is so much to watch, think, and pray about. A couple of 'during' shots:

And here is an 'after', with Choir and (most) servers, Fr Ray and Deacon Seamus at the end of the Mass:

As you can probably tell, it was a very grey, windy, and chilly day, but at least it didn't rain.

Many thanks to Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith who celebrated, to Fr Ray Blake who was deacon and preached, and to Deacon Seamus Mahon, subdeacon.

Thanks also to the two choirs that came, Schola Scholastica, pictured above, and to the Seaford Schola, who did the honours in the afternoon for Benediction.

And thank you to everyone else who gave up their Saturday and travelled to honour Our Lady in her special month.

I hope everyone had a good time. I know I did!

P.S. While catching up with other blogs, I found this on the Transalpine Redemptorists at home. Amazing.


david said...

Annie it was a truly uplifting day thank you for your hard work in its organizing.

Gerontius said...

Yes, thank you Annie for all the hard work you put into the Pilgrimage. Traditional Benediction still gives me the spiritual equivalent of a tingle in my spine!

And thanks for the Christchurch link.

Hope to get to Ascension Day Mass on Thursday at the Carthusian Monastery at Parkminster - will be somewht different from OLOC!