The five days spent in Lourdes last week with the annual Oblate pilgrimage of the Anglo-Irish Province was a special experience for the 34 Kairos men and women who made the train journey to the foothills of the Pyrenees to help in the hospital. Tough, tiring and never far from the raw emotion of being close to sickness and disability, these days of reaching beyond self to help others was a personal and enriching journey for all. As in previous years, it was also an inexplicable unifying moment for the group. – Mossie Lyons

 

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