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 and her strong faith has been a huge influence on his life.

St Patrick’s Purgatory at Lough Derg in County Donegal has been a place of prayer and welcome since the sixth century. Monastic hospitality and robust prayer in the Irish monastic tradition is offered to those who “make the pilgrimage” in their bare feet, keeping vigil and eating one simple meal for three days during the pilgrimage season.

For all information about Lough Derg – loughderg.org/

Category: Family, Pilgrimage
About The Author
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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.

loughderg.org