Monday, July 23, 2007

La Salette Pilgrims from Poland Perish in Bus Tragedy

A bus transporting 50 Polish pilgrims visiting the shrine at La Salette (near Grenoble, France) crashed as it missed the final turn to the valley below. 26 of the 50 died and another 14 were injured according to reports. Jim Harrington tells of his recent experience there on his blog in The Randomness of Life.

I just wanted to offer my condolences to the victims and ask that everyone pray fror them and their families.

When I visited in June 2006, a number of Polish pilgrims were present. I attended part of a presentation on La Salette in Polish, French, Italien, and German. I snapped this solemn photograph of a candlelight procession on the grounds of the shrine. There were around 100 pilgrims, most to the right of the picture.


Blogger Jim Harrington said...

It's hard to believe that something so tragic can happen in such a bucolic place. Thank you for the comment and the link.

Monday, July 23, 2007  

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