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Diary of #CDOW150th: Travel hiccups at outset of pilgrimage

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TheDialog.org is following the #CDOW150th as 135 people travel for a pilgrimage to France and Rome to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Diocese of Wilmington.

TODAY’S DESTINATION (Day Two): Philly to London to Geneva to Annecy.

HIGHLIGHTS: If patience is a virtue, give special kudos to one of two planes carrying pilgrims that was delayed on the tarmac in London for nearly two hours. Despite airline delays and faux pas, pilgrims spirits remain (mostly) high on Day 2. Two flights left Philadelphia for Heathrow Airport on Monday evening. Flight number one was delayed on the London tarmac for close to two hours, resulting in missing connections to Geneva. About 80 percent of the Diocese of Wilmington sesquicentennial passengers on flight number two arrived in London to learn that their tickets to Geneva had been inexplicably cancelled. Many of the pilgrims will be hours late in arriving in Annecy.

Msgr. Stephen P. Hurley, left, and Bishop Malooly, buckle in for their flight on the first leg of the #CDOW 150th pilgrimage.

TODAY’S QUOTE: Father Glenn Evers, associate pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption: “It seems like the devil is putting little obstacles in our path today. It’s a sure sign that many spiritual rewards await the pilgrims once we persevere and arrive at the holy places.”

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