Fr. Andrew Handrahan: Pilgrimage to Portugal, France & Spain

October 19, 2017

Fr. Andrew recently led a pilgrimage to Fatima and beyond. Here is a Gallery of some of the many pictures he captured on the trip.

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Some memories from day one of my pilgrimage to Fatima. Lots of time in the airport, a little bus ride, and the main complex at Fatima – the Chapel of the Apparitions and the Basilica of the Rosary.

The second day of our pilgrimage we moved around quite a bit – the way of the shepherds, the birthplace of the children, the site of the apparition of the angels, the inspiring Batalha Monastery, and a candle light procession.

Days three and four we spent on the bus and in Burgos. The Cathedral of Burgos is a stunning ideal of the Gothic form (with a fair amount of Baroque mixed in). Also made a little trip to an important Monastery, and got a little time in a Romanesque cloister.

Then to Lourdes. This place was amazing – really, a powerful and peaceful place. Some pictures of the main shrine, of St. Bernadette’s birthplace, and of the parish church.

Finally, the last days were spent in Madrid. We went in so many directions there – but here are some random pictures from those days: a good mountain for hiking, the walls of Avila, the royal palace, the Almudena Cathedral (with its prayerful neo-Romanesque crypt) and a church (San Jeronimo el Real) adjacent to the Prado Museum.