Mary Meets Cian

by | Aug 6, 2018 | Family, Pilgrimage Archive

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.

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