....or "the Pilgrimage that we didn't plan to make...."
|Our final evening included our visit with Father Kleffman.|
(If you enlarge this picture, and look at the outline above my head on the column,
you will see a figure that resembles the Madonna and Child. The waiters called our attention to it.)
This was our first time to stay in Hotel Moderne. I highly recommend it. Great staff, beautiful building, and
|English-Speaking Mass with Great Britain and Ireland|
|Maura, an Irish lady, and I walked the Stations together.|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe|
|The Spanish soldiers sang while posing for their picture.|
|Flags of participating countries fly only during the PMI. |
It seems that fewer countries participated than in previous years.
A sign in our hotel announced the tour of Dr. Scott Hahn, noted author and convert. He and his wife
were leading a group to Fatima, Avila, and Lourdes. Dr. Hahn was gracious enough to pose with
us as we met him at the door. I met his dear wife, Kimberly, in the lobby, and we both met
one of his wonderful sons.
Another special moment was meeting Supreme Knight of Columbus, Carl Anderson, at a reception.
|Gary, the District Deputy of Europe, who we have now seen at several KofC events,|
and Kevin who we met last year. Marlys, the coordinator of the US Delegation, nailed it when she said that the PMI is like home week. We saw many familiar faces.