Day 1 of our Pilgrimage:

Last night we arrived in the Marian Shrine of Lourdes, France to begin the first leg of our 3 part Pilgrimage.

This morning we attended the International Mass in the underground basilica alongside 25,000 other pilgrims. After our Guide gave us a walking tour of the Grotto site and shrine area we then celebrated the Stations of the Cross. In the afternoon some pilgrims visited the famous Lourdes Baths, whilst others walked the Eucharistic Procession. Tonight concluded with a powerful candlelit Rosary Procession. Enjoy the photos!

Remember we will upload our photo diary at the end of every night of our pilgrimage. Feel free to post your own prayer intentions on Facebook and we will carry them with us in the holy sites.