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New rector for National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

The role of the Rector is to oversee the mission of the National Shrine and to be responsible for the pastoral and spiritual care of pilgrims, the Shrine Chaplains and visiting clergy.

2020.01.30.

New book tells the story of Ireland’s connections with Lourdes

Among the tens of thousands of Irish who have visited the shrine are President John F Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Brendan Behan and Seamus Heaney.

2019.08.24.

Joy and excitement as 2,000 Dublin pilgrims leave for Lourdes

“In Lourdes, the sick and weak have pride of place and become central in our interaction,” says leader of Dublin diocesan pilgrimage, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.09.08.

Crowds attend annual Ladywell Novena in Co Laois

“Our crowds are holding up well. We get 500 to 600 a night,” - John Mooney, Secretary, Ladywell Committee.

2016.09.07.

New documentary on Knock to open in cinemas in August

Film provides a fascinating, vibrant portrait of the Co Mayo shrine through a vast patchwork of individuals and groups.

2016.07.24.

National Eucharistic Congress to be held in Knock

September Congress will be an opportunity to reflect on the fruits of IEC2012 and a preparation for the International Congress in Philippines in 2016.

2015.04.04.

Bishop McKeown and 365 pilgrims visit Lourdes

Theme of 2014 Derry pilgrimage is ‘The joy of conversion’.

2014.07.02.
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