During our Footsteps of Mary pilgrimage on Thursday I came across this pine cone. It was lying in the place where a church used to be that Mary loved to go and pray at daily. In the quiet of the meditation I saw the beauty in the plain, unattractive cone in the mud. Mary found beauty in the downtrodden; and consolation, strength and joy in the Blessed Sacrament.
Here are a few more shots from our pilgrimage on Thursday.
|Eileen Lawler and Dr Ellen Lawler-Stack. Eileen's aunt was one of the people who knew Mary and gathered documents to send to Rome to support her cause for canonisation.|
|Pilgrims on the journey.|
|Sr Rita in the park of the church where Mary prayed.|