Our groups are generally 24 or 25 people and they form a family for the week. In this group most activities take place: group masses, visits to the grotto and the places in the town and Bartres associated with the life of St Bernadette, trips to McDonalds and generally an excursion to Gavarnie up in the mountains.
Sunday is a busy day. Often it means an early start. Pre-Lourdes meetings have taken place with parents and
guardians, pick up points along the route agreed, times and phone numbers double checked. No matter how much planning there is always a last minute question or query and then full steam ahead to the airport.
The airports are usually a hive of activity: we cause a stir! Often helpers from yester-year make themselves available at the airport checking-in desks to smooth the process. Lift off is the moment that everybody waits for.