The Archdioceses of Liverpool and Westminster visited Lourdes this past week. I had the chance to get to know both Archbishops, and they were delightful. Archbishop Patrick Kelly is the Archbishop of Liverpool:
He and I spoke for a while, then he invited me to return the next day so that he could give me the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Here he is leading the Rosary Procession the next day:
One of the highlights of my trip was meeting His Grace, Archbishop Vincent Nichols - Archbishop (soon to be Cardinal) of Westminster in England. He is responsible for over 500,000 Catholics in his diocese, but he showed so much concern for me after finding out about my illness. He mentioned that he had a seminarian who died of cancer in his last diocese.
While we were speaking, he focused on me as if no one else existed in the world, despite the many people who wished to speak with him.
The next day, he came up to me after Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament to ask for my address so that he could "stay in touch" and send me a book he would like me to read. It was very easy to see Christ beaming from him and to see his zeal for souls. Please keep this holy shepherd in your prayers. He certainly has mine every day, which he asked me to promise him:
Archbishop Nichols leading the prayers at the Rosary Procession: