Pilgrimage

Holy Land Co-ordination visit 2014 – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Nulty urges pilgrim groups to connect with the local church – the living stones – while in the Holy Land.

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Doing the Lough Derg pilgrimage for their dad

Nicola, Michael and Grainne from Donegal explain that they have undertaken the Lough Derg pilgrimage for their first time for their Dad Brendan.

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The new Prior of Lough Derg – Fr Owen McEneaney

Fr Owen McEneaney speaks about his move from Monaghan to Lough Derg to take up the role of Prior to St Patrick’s Purgatory.

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Don Bosco’s Relic visit to Pallaskenry – Photo memories.

A look back at images from the visit of the Don Bosco relic to the Salesian College in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick on 1st March 2013.

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Pilgrim Scéal – I discovered Lough Derg via Ireland’s Own

Kathleen from Manchester explains that she was prompted to go to Lough Derg for first time after reading an article in Ireland’s Own.

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Exploring Westmeath’s monastic heritage and Camino links

Fr Michael Kilmartin explores some ancient monastic sites and explains the link with the Camino de Santiago.

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Camino from Fore Abbey to Mullingar Cathedral

An invitation to join a 22km walk from Fore Abbey to Mullingar Cathedral that will bring the Spanish “camino” to Westmeath.

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Pilgrim Scéal – the Irish monastic tradition

In this bilingual interview Bishop Brendan Kelly reflects on the Lough Derg pilgrimage has deep roots in the Irish monastic tradition.

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Pilgrim Scéal – tá Dia linn inár ocras

Bishop Brendan Kelly affirms – as gaeilge – that God is with us in our hunger and poverty when we abstain and walk the pilgrim way.

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Pilgrim Scéal – an engaged couple on Lough Derg

Mark and Martha from Longford share their pilgrim experience on Lough Derg over the course of three days which they undertook following a pre-marriage course.

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Pilgrim Scéal – with Charlie from Cavan on Lough Derg

Charlie Glackin reflects on how Lough Derg is a place of spiritual strength for pilgrims and allows body and spirit to ‘tune in’ to each other.

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Pilgrim Scéal – Prior Richard Mohan on his own pilgrimage

The Prior of Lough Derg, Richard Mohan, shares some personal insights and memories as he prepares to undertake the Lough Derg pilgrimage that he first undertook in 1961.

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Pilgrim Scéal – a staff insight into Lough Derg

Marie and Emmet share their experience of working at Lough Derg and how undertaking a pilgrimage gave them an insight into what other staff do for pilgrims.

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Pilgrim Scéal – the pace of the Lough Derg pilgrimage

Fr Declan Shannon shares how the Lough Derg pilgrimage has its own special pace, which is very much about slowing down in body and spirit.

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Trócaire and World Youth 2013 in Brazil

Hannah Evans explains how Trócaire is involved with 17 Irish pilgrims attending World Youth 2013 in Brazil and the link with their JustFaith programme.

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Frank and James – brothers on vigil in Lough Derg

Two brothers Frank and James from Dublin describe their hopes for children and fiancée on the second day of their Lough Derg pilgrimage.

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Pilgrim Scéal – from Killybegs to Brisbane via Lough Derg

Tom Galway from Brisbane, Australia shares his memory of his 1956 pilgrimage and his sense of the quietness, love and respect which the island atmosphere commands.

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Pilgrim Scéal – Occupational Therapists on pilgrimage

Three occupational therapists from Derry, Armagh and Tyrone describe their motivation for making their pilgrimage again this year. Michelle takes a moment to describe her mistakes of last year…

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Pilgrim Scéal – a Lough Derg promise

Kathleen Rice and Seamus Gallagher share how they made a promise to do the Lough Derg pilgrimage together annually.

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Waterford pilgrim on her annual Lough Derg pilgrimage

Rosarie Shanahan from Waterford reflects on her annual pilgrimage to the island which she describes as ‘time out’.

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Supporting fellow pilgrims and family at home

Martin Kearney speaks about his experience of the Lough Derg pilgrimage, the support between fellow pilgrims and how it includes the prayers intentions of those at home.

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Lough Derg and Camino de Santiago

Hugh McGrath, a Waterford pilgrim, traces a similar pattern to both the three day pilgrimage to Lough Derg and the Camino de Santiago.

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Don Bosco’s Relic visit to Southill – Photo memories.

A look back at images from the visit of the Don Bosco relic to Holy Family Church, Southill, Co Limerick on 28th February 2013.

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Don Bosco’s Relics in Milford, Limerick – Photo memories

A look back at images from the visit of the Don Bosco relic to Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Milford, Limerick on 27th February 2013.

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