Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Pilgrims attend the opening of the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock.

2 Bishop John Sherrington presents Sister Sarah Smith, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Mary of Namur, with a papal blessing as she celebrates 60 years of religious life at Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Harrow on the Hill, north-west London.

3 Children attend the National Pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Fatima, with the consecration of Scotland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Carfin (photo: Paul McSherry).

4 Margaret Richards and Emma Nelson, parishioners at Sacred Hearts Church in Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, present a cheque for £2,723 to Tony Solomon of the Cornerstone Centre in Whaddon.

5 Pilgrims gather at the grave of St John Kemble, the 1679 “Popish Plot” martyr, in Welsh Newton, Herefordshire. Two dozen had walked from Monmouth, where there was benediction afterwards.

6 Helen Norwood is retiring after five years as headteacher and 11 years as deputy head of Loreto Preparatory School in Altrincham, Cheshire.

7 Cardinal Raymond Burke arrives to celebrate Pontifical High Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish, Balornock, Glasgow.

8 Fr Jonathan How, centre, a priest of Arundel and Brighton diocese, has been presented with the Bronze Wolf Award, the highest award for adults in World Scouting.

9 Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld censes a painting of Ss Joachim and Anna at the 7th annual Grandparents’ Association Pilgrimage at Carfin (photo: Paul McSherry).

10 Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh has coordinated a day at the Scottish Parliament in November to mark the centenary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero.

11 Pilgrims reach a milestone on the epic Pluscarden 1230 Pilgrimage, covering 1,300 miles and retracing the original monks’ journey from Burgundy in 1230.

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