Because of the chemotherapy infusion the day before leaving, I was unable to begin the pilgrimage with the traditional Stella Artois. I left from Charlotte around 5:00 pm on Thursday, arriving in Paris just after 7:00 am local time.
Unfortunately, a slightly late arrival and busy transfer traffic caused me to miss my 8:40 am flight to Pau (near Lourdes), so I am in Paris waiting for the next flight at 12:45 pm. In the meantime, I am enjoying an espresso and pain au chocolat:
I should arrive in Lourdes by this evening, and will be sure to pray for everyone at the Rosary Procession tonight.