In looking back again
(now that we’re near journey’s end)
At these words that we’ve penned on the way
It becomes very clear
That there isn’t much here
About Iona’s significant stay.
I could make an excuse
Which would serve little use
That the author was too busy cooking
But the truth should be told:
All Iona memories are personal and gold
And internally, for a long time we’ll be looking.
Saying a tearful goodbye to Ian our driver
So today we will part
And a piece of our hearts
Will be left as we close the hotel door
I think we’ve all grown
(as you surely sensed on the phone)
Not just our waistlines, but our hearts even more.
So continue to pray
Each and every day
For these youth now that our journey’s done.
Pray that they’ll always see
That to be truly free:
Faith’s pilgrimage has only begun.
The pilgrims are scheduled to arrive into West Palm Beach airport at 9:01pm on Tuesday, July 27 on US 1717 from Philadelphia. There will be a closing prayer at baggage claim so that those who live on the north end of the county do not have to travel all the way back down to Saint Joseph’s. The pilgrimage celebration Eucharist and dinner will be scheduled at a later date.