Loures Pilgrimage July 2014
Every year in July, many people from our Diocese travel to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Our pilgrimage is a time of great blessing for all and a retreat from the ordinary routine of life, in particular for our sick and disabled pilgrims.
This year, as we meditate on the joy of conversion to the Lord, our pilgrims will carry with them on a badge the image of Our Lady familiar to us from passages in the Book of Revelation, where she is seen as crowned and encircled with stars. The symbol of Mary herself may appear familiar to those of us who have visited our National Shrine at Walsingham - a stylised MAR, or MAria Regina - Mary the Queen. The badge places these symbols against our usual diocesan image of a green cross on a crimson background. We shall, then, ............................ <read more>