Yesterday we completed the Pilgrimage - a joint event between the LMS and Juventutem Oxford.
We started from the site of Abingdon Abbey. We are standing in an imaginative partial reconstruction dating from the 1920s...
Lunch in a pub in Sandford.
We picked up various people on the way. Before Sandford, a Catholic family doing the Thames Path, who were attracted by our singing the Litany of Loreto; at Sandford a couple more pilgrims joined us.
More joined us at the Catholic Chaplaincy when we got into Oxford. We sang 'Faith of Our Fathers' as we walked through Cornmarket.
We sang the Great Litany in St Giles and finished it in front of the Oxford Oratory, where Fr Joseph Welch sang Mass for us.
Saturdays in Trinity Term are busy, and our Pilgrimage coincided with a couple of other Catholic events; nevertheless it was a great occasion, and I look forward to doing it again.