Bloggers sometimes have to to the ordinary things of real life - like stripping wall paper and taking delivery of new furniture - so I didn't make it to Mass on Friday for St Scholastica or yesterday for the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In Brentwood Diocese, Our Lady of Lourdes is a Feast, too, rather than a Memorial, as she is one of the patrons of the Diocese.
In consequence, it was quite delightful to read this post at Tigerish Waters. I am not sure that I appreciate the musical setting of the audio/video clip as much as Rita (it seems a bit esoteric for my tastes), but the words are beautiful.
Having visited Subiaco, Monte Cassino and Lourdes there is a resonance to these celebrations that would not otherwise be there. Is this part of the sense of pilgrimage, and part of the mission of places of pilgrimage in the life of the Church?