Final Days of the Pilgrimage

We have all arrived safely home in Portland.

Our last few visits were to one of the most – if not the most – spectacular churches in all of England, the York Cathedral.  Later in London we were able to join in the Vigil Mass of Pentecost at Westminster Catholic Cathedral, that was mostly a sung Mass and nicely done.  In all the churches the priests and people were very welcoming and accommodating.

In all, this was a remarkable pilgrimage. I will forever be grateful to Carol Stahl of OCP, who arranged the tour and was on the pilgrimage with us, especially for arranging for us to visit Ballymote in Co. Sligo, Ireland where I re-united with long-lost relatives.  Jon Bouillot, our tour guide, was of the most talented I have seen.  He brought history to life for us as we visited such beautiful and meaningful sites.  All the pilgrims were great to travel with and brought their own faith and fascination with them to make for a rich and rewarding sojourn.

  Yorkminster (The Anglican Cathedral in York)
 Stone cutter working on replacement stone for York Cathedral
 Yorkminster interior
 Yorkminster restored stain glass window.
 A street scene in York.
  Pentecost Vigil Mass at Westminister Catholic Cathedral (London).
 After Mass in London with Jon Bouillot, our tourguide throughout the British Isles and Eire.

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