Many of my parishioners went to Lourdes, France for the 52nd annual International Military Pilgrimage recently. It might have been nice to go, but seeing as both the Polish and Ukrainian Catholic priests would be there, I decided to spend the weekend here rather than there.
I'd been there thirty years ago, and am grateful that so many of my friends were able to experience Lourdes for themselves.
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ