This year the image of the Bonnie Prince was chosen to lead the Scottish Chapter at the annual Chartres Pilgrimage. If you have never heard of the Chartres Pilgrimage, click on the link and see what it's all about.
The Scottish Chapter also took the Bonnie Prince as its name! On returning from the pilgrimage, the organiser of the Scottish Chapter sent an email to relate the Bonnie Prince's success:
"Thank you so much for letting us carry Bonnie Prince Jesus for our banner. He was very much loved by the pilgrims at Chartres especially the French, so much so that he was chosen to lead the procession into Chartres Cathedral for the final Mass!
We are already planning to return next year. I hope that we will be able to have the Bonnie Prince lead us again..."
The Scottish Chapter members preparing to depart Edinburgh airport en route to Paris. The Chapter was fortunate to have two of the Dominican sisters from Elgin as part of its number.
Scottish pilgrims stand with the Bonnie Prince out side the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, where the pilgrimage begins.
The Scottish Chapter: Bonnie Prince Jesus!
Walking on the Chartres Pilgrimage.
Processing out of Chartres Cathedral after the final Mass at the end of the pilgrimage. As the email said, The Bonnie Prince was honoured by leading the procession into the Cathedral, and thus is the last out at the end.
Posing for photos with the Bonnie Prince.
Thank you Team Scotland for taking the Bonnie Prince on the Chartres Pilgrimage!
Anyone in Scotland who might be interested to joining the Scottish Chapter on next year's Chartres Pilgrimage can keep an eye on the Chartres UK blog where all the information will be posted.