4 students and 2 staff from Notre Dame headed off to Lourdes in July to take part in the annual pilgrimage, working with the Leeds hospitality team – an adult group of nurses and carers who accompany sick pilgrims the whole time they are there.
The students worked extremely hard, sometimes starting at 7am. They assisted the pilgrims at mealtimes and accompanied them to all the pilgrimage events. They also took part in all the services themselves, developing their own faith and spiritual awareness in the process. The students played a pivotal role in many of the services.
Trip leader and teacher Pete Smith said, “The entire college community is extremely proud of our Lourdes students. They were always patient and put the pilgrim’s needs above their own without any complaint. It was a privilege to share this wonderful experience with them.”