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Lourdes 2012 Diary

Deacon Michael, Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director, writes ...

During these next few days, Bishop John will be leading pilgrims from the diocese on pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Lourdes.

The theme this year is 'With Bernadette we pray the Rosary'. Bernadette’s whole life was spent at the service of her Lord, she responded to the promptings of the Lord's prayer; she not only prayed the Rosary, she lived it.

In Lourdes we come in response to an invitation, an invitation of Our Blessed Lady to come here in Procession, to give praise to God Our Father, to meet him in the Eucharist, to make known his Kingdom here on earth. And as a diocese we are called to do this in our parishes, in our schools, in all the places we may find ourselves. Mary invites us to come to Lourdes to pray, to contemplate the mysteries of the Rosary, the Rosary which Pope Paul VI called 'a synthesis of the whole Gospel'.

I invite you to join us in spirit during this week. Please browse through this Lourdes 2012 section of our site - you may wish, for instance, to meditate on the Mysteries of the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross ... to reflect on the theme of the Pilgrimage, but I invite you also to pray with us each day, the Diocesan Prayer Intention.

We go to Lourdes to pray as a family, as a diocesan family, and to pray for that family. Join with us by uniting your prayers to our prayers this week

Bishop John, Bishop Paul, and the priests, deacons and all Southwark pilgrims will  remember you in prayer at this Shrine of Our Lady.

With every good wish and blessing,

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012

  A Message from Deacon Michael Kennedy
  Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director

Welcome to the Lourdes 2012 web pages.

Plans are well advanced for our Southwark Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 24th-31st August 2012.

Bishop John Hine will be leading our pilgrimage and Bishop Paul Hendricks will also travel with the Diocese in his capacity of Chairman of the Catholic Association. Both Bishop John and Bishop Paul invite you to join them. We hope that every parish in the diocese will be able to be represented and come together to gather in prayer at the Shrine of Our Lady and to receive the graces and blessings that she gives us at this holy place.

We will be travelling again with The Catholic Association which has organised pilgrimages to Lourdes for over a hundred years. While preserving our diocesan identity, we shall, therefore, be part of a larger group and have the opportunity to meet people from other dioceses, schools, and organisations throughout the country.

The theme of the Pilgrimages to Lourdes this year is 'With Bernadette we pray the Rosary'.

I invite you to come with us and to join in that Rosary asking God’s blessing upon our Diocesan family.

I hope that you will be able to join us. You know that you will be most welcome. Our Lourdes Pilgrimage is a grace not only for those who join us, but also for the whole diocese.

More pages will be added to this site as information becomes available, so please return here. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Please keep the success of this year’s Pilgrimage in your prayers.

With every good wish and blessing,

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