Friday, May 11, 2012


We were all sad to leave Lourdes.  Every day there included something wonderful, and each of us was touched by the specialness of the people and of Lourdes itself.  In a Mass at Sacred Heart Church (the site of Saint Bernadette's Baptism) the Cardinal said something that expressed exactly what I was feeling.  He said that "Lourdes is a place filled with so much suffering, yet it is perhaps the happiest place on Earth."  My words won't be able to compete, so I am going to show some of my favorite photos.

Blessed Mary Statue on the night of the candlelight procession

Thousands of people holding candles singing Ava Maria

Clay and I receiving medals from Cardinal Wuerl
Outdoor Mass at the Grotto

Grace is très français

The Domaine at night

JD rides with Clay

Clay charming one of the older Dames of Malta

The snow-capped Pyrenees

One of the many wonderful Dames

Looking at the town of Lourdes from the Castle

Some of the our teams Knights & Dames
We have a busy weekend ahead. Tomorrow, Grace will make her First Communion.  The timing could not be better -- after spending every day in Mass last week I have no doubt she will feel comfortable tomorrow.  Tomorrow night is the benefit concert at The State Theatre  (if you haven't bought tickets visit )  And then on Sunday -- a day of rest  --  Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!


1 comment:

  1. Amazing trip! Thank you again for sharing with us. We will keep everyone in prayers.xoxo