Pilgrimage Archive

Easter Sunday

Our Lenten reflections with the crosses at Lough Derg bring us to this Easter Day to a cross in stainless steel on the lakeshore, at the end of the Lough Derg Pilgrim path and it inspires this Easter reflection.

Third Sunday of Advent

Now deep in the preparations and waiting for Christmas with little over a week to go. Mary McDaid shares her reflection on this third Sundayalso known as Gaudete Sunday where we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. Many of you know Mary well from the Island a member of the Lough Derg team […]

Second Sunday of Advent

On this second Sunday of Advent writer Jim Deeds shares his reflection on this time of waiting – ‘coming out of the wilderness’. Jim reminds us that nothing is impossible with God.

First Sunday of Advent

‘Let Advent be Advent’ is our theme for our first Sunday of Advent reflection. This is from the book of the same title written by our good friend and member of the Three Day Pilgrimage pastoral team Fr Vincent Sherlock, published by messenger.ie. Over the course of the four Sunday’s of Advent we will share […]

Time to Ponder

A reflection from the Prior of Lough Derg, Fr La Flynn, on the Pastoral Congress for the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.

Mary Meets Cian

Cian shares what many young pilgrims share with us - a family member is often the reason they find themselves on Lough Derg. For Cian it was his Grandmother ...

Prayer during illness

Speaking in Lourdes, Bishop Michael Smith reflects that it can be very difficult to pray when we are sick and points people to the Rosary which he describes as a simple but very profound prayer.