What a wonderful afternoon of reflection, prayer and song as we pondered the women who supported, influenced and inspired Edmund in his life and mission. We gathered in the birthplace of Edmund at Westcourt, Callan in glorious sunshine while the rest of the country experienced thunder and torrential rain and many other events had to be cancelled. The assembled families made their way in procession through the grounds to the 8 stations, each one representing a significant woman in the life of Edmund – Margaret his mother, Mary his wife and Mary his daughter, Mary the Mother of God, Joan Murphy his step sister, Teresa of Avila, Nano Nagle and Miss Power . The miracle of the day was that we had glorious sunshine until we finished the 8th station. Then there was a huge clap of thunder followed by a torrent of rain. By this stage we had reached the safety and shelter of the chapel where we concluded our pilgrimage with a reflection on “Where to now Edmund?”
Thanks to all those who participated on the day, to those who worked so hard to make the day a success and to the Wescourt Community of Brothers for their hospitality and warm welcome.