Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pilgrim Journal ... in Photos.

The recent journey of parishioners and friends to a Marian shrine south of the city was captured in photos by one of the pilgrims who kindly shared them and given permission for them to be posted.

The rain-showers took an afternoon break to allow us to make the pilgrimage with spirits (and attire) un-dampened.

The pilgrimage coincided providentially with the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross. Our meditation was on the Fifth Station of the Cross and the person of Simon of Cyrene, conscripted to help Jesus carry the Cross.

The days events gave us many opportunities to associate our own life with the lessons of the Fifth Station: being in solidarity with those who carry heavy crosses and being open to the help and concern offered by others are we carry our own!