The day started with a much needed late get up. When we hit the road from Savio House, everyone was buzzing with energy. There was a surprise pit stop at McDonald’s for a cheeky milkshake and then we continued on our way to Liverpool, meeting and then being overtaken by Don Bosco.
Within the Cathedral, there was a constant trickle of people including members of the press to add to the story of the pilgrimage, which can now be found in a number of newspapers and on the BBC website. At mass, the Cathedral was almost full so when it came to the end of mass, trying to control the sudden surge of people trying to get to the relics almost became a struggle. It was a day full of wonderful conversations about how Don Bosco and the Salesians in the UK have been a part of people’s lives.
Highlight: Getting to spend time with 2 young boys, having flag races and talking about magic and then being told by one of them “it was nice to meet you”