Monday 28 September 2009

St Thérèse in Lancaster

St Thérèse is here. After a hectic day of preparations, the reliquary was carried into a packed Cathedral at 4pm. Hundreds have already venerated the relics; the Bishop was the first to spend a little time in prayer at the reliquary, at the end of the short opening liturgy.

An orderly queue is now formed, and veneration continues through Vespers (6pm) until Mass at 7:30pm; then veneration will resume after the evening Mass. Further updates and lots more images will, we plan, be posted here on the blog over the coming hours. The atmosphere is wonderful, and pilgrims are now beginning to arrive for the evening liturgies.