Wednesday, October 14, 2009

St Thérèse of Lisieux at Westminster Cathedral

Nuns at Westminster Cathedral before the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux

This evening I was at Westminster Cathedral in London to see the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux

The Cathedral was full at 6pm. The queue to see the relics was about an hour.

The weather was pleasant. Everyone was calm and quiet.

The atmosphere outside the Cathedral was like everyone was waiting for a special occasion - even in the rush hour when half of Whitehall seemed to be rushing past to get home via Victoria Station.

There is a large screen in the piazza which alternates between showing services in the Cathedral and other talks about The Little Flower.

There were some queue jumpers but thankfully they seem to be very few.

I was struck by (and very pleased to see) the large number of young people including young people who were coming by themselves and in groups (without adult supervision) to see the relics

If you have not managed to go, please try and you`ll be impressed by the experience