In the afternoon it time for Reconciliation with the opportunity for individual confession.
The evening saw pilgrims taking part in the Marian Torchlight Procession.
All flights arrived on time and pilgrims gathered in St Joseph’s Chapel for an evening Mass.
Pilgrims from the parish, who are part of the Killaloe Diocesan Autumn Pilgrimage, began the first full day of their pilgrimage with the opening Mass celebrated by Fr. After Mass pilgrims had the opportunity for walking the The Way of The Cross.
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Free time is very much part of the pilgrimage to allow pilgrims visit the grotto, go to the baths, socialize or rest. Francis of Assisi, began with the celebration of Mass at the Grotto presided over by Fr Brendan Quinlivan. This day was also the opening day of the French National Rosary Pilgrimage led by the Dominican Order.
In the afternoon the Diocese participated in the Blessed Sacrament Procession in the Underground Basilica praying in a very special way for the sick. Thousands of French people from teenagers assisting the sick to people of all ages participated; the colour and the beauty of the culture was very encouraging to see and experience.
Pilgrims walked in procession praying the Rosary as the pilgrimage. Ray & Sadie Smyth from the parish of Shannon and regular pilgrims on the Autumn pilgrimage had the honour of lighting the pilgrimage candle as they celebrate 60 years of Marriage this year.All items including other firearms (except banned bore) are importable by authorized dealers subject to prior permission the of Ministry of Home Affairs.For the private sector, these items shall be importable by the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB)/appointed authority/person on approval of the Ministry of Commerce on the basis of NOC/Recommendation from the Ministry of Home Affairs.Pilgrims all week mingled with French pilgrims on the Rosary Pilgrimage.One of the ideas shared with pilgrims were the presence of young people in different areas of the sanctuary area handing out sheets and pen for people to write and hang their petitions and prayers hang on prayer tree located beside the statue of the Crown Virgin.The evening gathering was in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception where Fr Brendan Quinlivan led an hour of prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Such exposure to celebrating faith is really uplifting.