Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to the Shrine at Ladyewell? The sun shone all day, which was great. We enjoyed the journey and then Bishop Mark celebrated Mass for us in the shrine. We had a short walk from the coach to the shrine, and the Bishop joined us for this walk in the countryside – I must say that he cut quite a dash dressed in purple for a country walk! I’m sure that our ramblings were smiled at by the cartwheeling angels!
We shared lunch together and were generously served with tea and coffee by the ladies at the shrine. After sprinkling at the well – which proved to be a talking point for a few Japanese tourists – we said the first Evening Prayer of Pentecost. We sat outside in the gardens for this – so poor Noel had to play using Fr Michael as his link voice as he was playing for us inside the Church. But we seemed to make a joyful noise.
When the date for next year is announced I shall put it in my diary straight away.