We were delighted to welcome Ferdi McDermott as our afternoon speaker. Ferdi is Head Master of Chavagnes International College, a Catholic boarding school for boys.
He drew on his wealth of experience to speak on the topic of Moulding the Men of the Moment. Questions were taken after the talk and led to great discussion.
The inaugural National Catholic Men's Pilgrimage
A small band of very Merrie Men brought life and joy to the English countryside. The Rosary was prayed loudly, hymns sung gustily and the enjoyment of whisky debated widely.
We stopped at the old abbey grounds for Benediction - the site of the 11th Century Anglo-Saxon Shrine of the Holy House of Nazareth..
And so to the afternoon and evening - a rousing talk from Ferdi McDermott on educating the young Catholic men of the future. Then to the pub for beers and discussion. What a day!