British Pilgrims entering the Cathedral at Chartres

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Fr Gerard Byrne leads the Chapter of Our Lady of Walsingham
We're back!  In glorious sunshine, but uncomfortable heat, the 100 or so British Pilgrims completed the gruelling, but spiritually rewarding Pilgrimage to Chartres.  In the three days of retreat on the hoof, we were led by Fathers Byrne and Edwards in Our Lady of Walsingham and Frs. Withoos and Redman in St Alban (Juventutem).  Fr Goodman, from Clifton, and Fr Keenan from Scotland also joined the chapters and helped with Confessions.  The Transalpine Redemptorists were back and we were also accompanied by a number of Seminarians.  Shortage of Clergy?  Not on the road to Chartres!!!  The theme was the Family and this great family of Christians prayed together, sang together and suffered together during three days of demanding physical exertion and spiritual nourishment.



  1. Not to mention, of course, the Scouts of Chavagnes with their chaplain Fr Bede Rowe (sometime regional chaplain of the LMS).