There are days and weeks where it is possible to avoid going outside altogether. Sleep, get up, get in car, go to school or college, off to the shopping mall, back into the car, back home, sleep. It seems crazy that there is now a campaign to encourage people to get out more and to walk. Here are the benefits: better shape (burn off those calories and get fit), clearer head (blow away those cobwebs and relieve stress), family and friends time (it's a good time to talk), hidden treasures (discover new things, notice life around you), fatter wallet (save on your bus fare, petrol costs), carbon buster (reduce your environmental footprint). Sometimes the peace and quiet of a walk provide a good time to pray the rosary or to reflect upon life.
On Saturday 30 May, all the young people of the diocese are invited to join a walk together across Morecambe Bay. We will be meeting at the Prom at 3pm at Arnside and will finish at around 6pm at Kents Bank, navigating our way with the help of an expert guide, across the sand banks and flowing waters. Trainers are best (as your feet will get wet), warm clothes, waterproof top, hats, sunglasses, suncream, water and refreshments, and a sense of adventure. Many of our young people are using the occasion as an opportunity to fundraise for Lourdes, but we are also gathering to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life. Please let us know if you can join us by Sunday 24 May; booking is essential. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org