Trip to Lourdes

This summer I was privileged to join the OMV pilgrimage to Lourdes, accompanied by various St Mary’s girls and about two hundred other young adults from neighbouring schools and universities. Not only was it a week of spiritual meditation, but the care aspect was incredibly moving and it was a humbling experience. The hospital pilgrims were such interesting and caring individuals with amazing backstories, and taking them to the grotto or Mass was certainly a highlight of the week for many. The chapel in the trees was my favourite of the religious ceremonies, particularly because the hospital pilgrims were so grateful to be there and the surroundings were so beautiful. Overall it was a wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to return next year.

Agnes Perry-Robinson, UVI