Lough Derg Lenten Reflections – First Sunday of Lent

Welcome to our Lenten reflections with the crosses of Lough Derg. This first Sunday of Lent we focus on St Brigid’s Cross on the side wall of St Patrick’s Basilica.

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Lough Derg in County Donegal is a living place of pilgrimage with an ancient tradition. Legend and history intertwine in the emergence of St Patrick’s Purgatory as a famous pilgrimage destination on the very edge of medieval Europe. Each summer thousands still come to Lough Derg – some taking off their shoes to make the challenging Three Day Pilgrimage, others to find welcome time apart on a One Day Retreat.

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