Marian Pilgrimage 2014

Chris Alwin James

I had the great pleasure of capturing the Marian Pilgrimage in Sydney.

This was quite a different experience for me.. While I'm quite used to taking photos for church events (usually for the Syro-Malabar church in Sydney), it was quite something to part-take in a pilgrimage, while capturing it.

In prayer, it's easy to zone into your own world, and own thoughts.. Being the photographer however, I naturally pay a lot of attention to the happenings around me.. and for me personally, it made the pilgrimage all the more inspiring.

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One has got to admire the beauty of the crypt of St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney.. Such a sacred place.

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Choir rehearsing and fine-tuning their vocal instruments! :)

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And off we go. :)

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Starting off at St. Mary's Cathedral.

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Through Hyde Park, with quite a few curious on-lookers. :)

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Waiting for Green... and then RUN! :P

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Past Museum, and fancy wedding Volkswagen's..

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Down Elizabeth Street :)

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It did rain, but that didn't dampen our fire.

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The first stop was an abortion clinic in Surry Hills.. We gathered in front, and prayed for the souls lost here.. Really quite powerful..

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Next stop, St. Maroun's Cathedral! Was quite beautiful, shared prayers in Arabic. :)

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George - Master of the anti-gravity thurible. :P

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"The Mercy Arms"

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The last hill to climb. :)

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And we finally arrive, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Waterloo. :)

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A little word of thanks, by the day's awesome event coordinator Jonathan! :D

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Ended the day off with Pizza! :D

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Caught Father Mannes sharing one of his awesome impressions. :P

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It's been an awesome experience! :D

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And on the way back, we found "Marian St". It was just meant to be. :P

My first pilgrimage with the University groups, and it's been an awesome experience. :)


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