Sunday, 12 April 2009

We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

He is risen! And so has my heart after a beautiful vigil mass in which it seemed almost possible to touch the invisible that is always so close to us. It is a great thing to know we are loved.

I am up late preparing for pilgrimage to Lourdes early on Monday morning and right now I am procrastinating by writing this post. I think I am going to give up and go to sleep. I just thought that before I packed all of them I would let those who gave me petitions see that their prayers are starting their little journey with me (only a few of the envelopes are shown as I have already packed the others- also pictured is my trusty rucksack which has been  with me for about six years now and has travelled wherever I have). 

Anyway, your petitions and I are flying Ryan Air which I have never flown before (I know I have said it before but I'm going to say it again - I hate flying!). Ryan Air are cheap and cheerful - I am placing myself in the hands of our blessed mother even before I reach Lourdes - on a pointless point of information I am actually flying to Pau and then getting the train to Lourdes.

I have three more things to say before I go to sleep and my brain is no longer functioning so I am going to write them as a list:

1. If anyone has any other last minute petitions then its not too late - email me or pop them in the comment box as soon as you can.

2. I am taking you all with me on my little pilgrimage and will offer prayers for you all at the little grotto

3 HAPPY EASTER!!!!! I am hoping to write a little Easter Sunday post tomorrow but in case I don't have time I will say it now. Thank you for sharing your Lenten journeys with me and I thank you truly for sharing in mine.

God Bless!


Nancy said...

Happy Easter!!! God Bless you!

Jennifer said...

A very happy Easter to you, dear Squelly! Peace and joy be with you, and may God be with you on your trip. Thank you for all the prayers you're carrying with you! Blessings!

Joyful Days said...

Happy Easter! Prayers for safe travel.

In Christ the Risen Lord,


Lisa said...

AGH!! See what I miss when I'm not making my accustomed rounds?? You're going to Lourdes!! MANY blessings and best wishes for a happy, blessed pilgrimage! My thoughts are with you! (And if you think of it during your visit to our dear Bernadette's homeland, could you send up a word for my son's fiance's conversion ~ to be sincere and lifelong?) So awesome that you will be there!
Oh, and HAPPY EASTER, too, Squelly!

Sharon said...

Have a safe trip! Happy Easter!

Beth said...

Hello, I just happened upon this website when searching for JPII's quote about being an Easter people. I see that you're going to Lourdes! My mom and I went there this last summer praying for healing for her from cancer. Would bring our petition once again to the Blessed Mother and to Bernadette? Could you pray for my mom Karen Hanson for her healing, endurance, hope, and joy. Thank you! Christ's peace,

~ Beth

Beth said...

Hi, I stumbled on your blog when searching for JPII's full quote about being an Easter people. I see you're headed to Lourdes and was wondering if you could pray for a special intention. My mom and I actually were there this last summer to make a healing pilgrimage. She was diagnosed with cancer last year and it came back after a 6 mo. remission. Will you please pray to our Blessed Mother and Bernadette for healing, hope, courage, and joy for Karen Hanson? You're prayers are so appreciated. And if there's anything we could pray for you about let us know. God bless you and safe travels!

Christ's peace,

~ Beth

SQUELLY said...

Julie, Nancy, Jennifer, Sharon - thank you for your Easter greetings - I received them here in Lourdes with joy and remembered all of you at the grotto tonight

Lisa and Beth of course I will bring your petitions to Our dearest loving Mother. It is wonderful to be here. I remembered you all in my prayers!


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