Archbishop Bernard Longley led seminarians of the Archdiocese in a summer pilgrimage at Stone and at Aston Hall.

Both places were central locations in the ministry of Blessed Dominic Barberi.

Tuesday's pilgrimage started with Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Bernard in the chapel of St Anne, Stone - a chapel founded by Blessed Dominic.

The group then completed a rosary walk along a route which would been well trodden by Blessed Dominic from Stone to Aston Hall, which was founded by him as a monastery for the Passionist order. Whilst there we had benediction, lunch and a tour.

It was wonderful to be joined on the day by the new seminarians - Jonathan Henry, Jithin Titto and Tenny Antony - who will all be starting at St Alban's College, Valladolid, in September.

We were also joined by one of the diocese’s newest priests, Marco Egawhary, who was only ordained last weekend.

We wish him, along with John Waters and Ryan Service who were ordained with him, well as they return to Rome to finish their final year of academic study.

It is hoped this, the first seminarian summer pilgrimage day, will be the first of many.

Sean Gough, Seminarian