It's hard to say how or why this pilgrimage is so important, but it is.
When I get back tomorrow or the day after I'll put more details and a better account up. I have to tend to my feet now. And eat. And sleep. And check that everyone us still alive.
May the Blessed Virgin give you every blessing.
With great love, from Chartres.
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With the help of my Guardian Angels