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2 Gathering at the Airport Victoria, Jacinta, Jeannette, Gerry, Christina and Joyce. Brian and David Sr. Ninian and Fr Jock

3 Our Coach and Driver, Julio.

4 Most of the Pilgrims gathered on the 2nd morning of our pilgrimage.

5 Visiting the Popes Palace which was built in the 14 th Century

6 The amazing interior of the Popes Palace

7 Inside the Popes Palace.

8 Listening to the very interesting historical background

9 The palace was used by 7 popes from

10 Are these statues really smiling?

11 It was Catherine of Sienna who finally persuaded the Pope to return to St. Peter’s in Rome.

12 Oh that’s a nice outfit but who’s going to be wearing it?

13 The Famous Bridge of Avignon

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15 Sur le pont d’Avignon

16 L’on y danse, l’on y danse. Sur le pont d’Avignon....

17 You can only walk to just over half way across the bridge.

18 Victoria and Jacinta striding along the bridge...

19 Looking along the bridge towards the Palace of the Popes.

20 Relaxing after a tiring day of sightseeing! Waiting to get on our coach to go back to our hotel.

21 St. John Marie Vianney 8 th May 1786 – 4 th August 1859 For 41 years he was the Curé of Ars

22 The Basilica at Ars

23 The Basilica built to incorporate the old church ( in the foreground) where the Curé prayed, celebrated Mass, preached and heard confessions.

24 The pulpit from where the Curé preached.

25 The Curés kitchen

26 The Curés bed and where he died on August 4th 1859

27 The Chapel where St. John Marie Vianney’s heart is ‘buried’ and where we prayed for all the priests of our diocese.

28 The chasse containing The Curé d’Ars’ incorrupt body.

29 Fr. Jock at the end of our Mass at the altar in front of St. John Marie Vianney’s chasse.

30 A painting by Paul Borel (1823 – 1913) showing the Curé d’Ars blessing a child – in the side chapel containing the chasse of St. John Marie Vianney

31 The monument erected to mark the spot where the Curé asked a young boy to show him the way to Ars; He said ‘if you show me the way to Ars I will show you the way to heaven’. The boy (now a man) died four days after the Curé. So the Curé fulfilled his promise.

32 Looking towards Ars from the monument.

33 Cluny

34 Architecture and ruins of Cluny

35 Cluny was once the largest centre of Christianity.

36 Cluny One way of getting around Some store room !

37 Resting weary feet in Cluny.... Sr. Ninian, Kevin, Kathleen, Margaret and Maureen.

38 Taizé Inside the Church of Reconciliation before the Saturday evening Liturgy

39 Taizé Getting ready for the Sunday Eucharist

40 The bells below summon people for prayer three times a day. Food distribution points and places for eating.

41 Interior of the Chapel where Brother Roger and his first group of companions use to pray.

42 Brother Roger’s grave and the view across the Burgundy countryside from the cemetery where he is buried.

43 TROSLY Fr Jock meets with Jean Vanier

44 Jean Vanier comes to meet us.

45 Jean Vanier with Rebecca, Victoria and Cecilia. Jean Vanier signing Rebecca’s book

46 Most of the group with Jean Vanier.

47 Fr. Jock walks back with Jean to his house. Jean ready to leave for another meeting.

48 Just to show we did enjoy ourselves too! Jacinta and Margaret Rebecca, Sr. Christine and Victoria

49 ...and we ate rather more than the cold potatoes that was the staple diet of the Curé of Ars! Catherine, Maureen and Sr. Ninian Maggie, Carol, Fr. Jock and Monica

50 Our last night in France at Compiegne Sr. Ninian and Maureen Brian and Monica Gerry and Kathleen Sr. Jeannette and David Rebecca and Julio Catherine

51 Tricia, Julio and Carol Sr. Rosemary and Sr. Christine Victoria and Jacinta Fr. Jock and Joyce

52 The harbour lights of Dover.... We’d made it back to the UK..with the aid of modern technology and a great deal of help from our friends!

53 Thank you for all your prayers and support during Our Cluster Pilgrimage. Presentation made using photos from Kevin Homan, Sr. Rosemary Bayne and Sr. Jeannette McGlone. Thank you.


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