Monday, 12 May 2014

Pilgrimage Day At Aylesford Priory

Fr. Cyril in full flow!
Statue of Our Lady, Aylesford Priory
The annual pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady Queen of Peace took place again this year in the beautiful surroundings of Aylesford Priory. The event was well attended - about 300 people roughly. The Carmelite Friars, led by Fr. Brendan, welcomed us warmly and led us in a day of celebration and reflection which was both uplifting and spiritually refreshing. Fr Cyril Edamana, a Salesian priest, gave an inspiring talk full of energy and insight into the seven sorrows of Mary on her journey as the Mother of Christ. The weather just about behaved itself for the day but just as a precaution Mass was held inside in the main in chapel and everyone just about managed to squeeze in with the help of extra chairs and benches crammed into all parts of the church. There was a great atmosphere on the day. If you didn't make it then look out for it next year.