Before the torchlight procession this evening, I went up the ramps towards the Immaculate Conception Basilica to get a better view of everyone gathering. Part of the preparation is to get the statue ready. Today it was carried by the Dominicans as you can see in the above photo.
I also recognised the Dominican who was taking the photos - Brother Lawrence Lew:
I expect he will have some great photos up soon either at Godzdogz or at his phenomenal Flickr collection. The Lourdes 2009 set has started but you can expect quite a few more photos to arrive there soon.