Last Monday (October 11, Thanksgiving Day), I led members of my three prayer groups on a trip to Mission, BC.
We attended the 8:15 AM Mass at St. Patrick’s and left around 9:15 AM.
Our first stop was Westminster Abbey.
We visited the cemetery and the little grotto.
At the little grotto, I blessed each person with a relic of St. Benedict.
We joined the monks for Mid-Day Prayer.
We walked to the cliff to see the Fraser River.
After lunch in MacDonald, we joined the Poor Clare nuns for Mid-Afternoon Prayer.
One of the nuns explained their way of life to us.
Then we visited the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, and prayed the Chapel of Divine Mercy there.
Our last stop was St. Joseph’s Parish in Mission.
There is another little grotto at St. Joseph’s Parish.
I blessed each person with a relic of St. Francis of Assisi.
Back to Vancouver…. we prayed 20 decades of the Rosary on our way to Mission and on our way back to Vancouver. We offered our day of prayer for the Protection of Human Life.