This morning the first pilgrims on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will leave Lancaster by coach. They'll arrive at the shrine tomorrow evening. Most of the pilgrims fly out of Manchester tomorrow. This year the pilgrimage is being led by Bishop Campbell; he will be joined by Bishop O'Donoghue late in the week, when he returns from the World Youth Day in Australia. The departure also means a break in postings, as the blogger is on the pilgrimage! Towards the end of the month we hope to post some pictures of the Diocese in Lourdes, and of the World Youth Day. Call back soon!