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Mayo Mountain Rescue issues safety advice for Reek Sunday

Up to 25,000 expected to take part in the first Reek Sunday climb in two years following the cancellation of last year’s event due to bad weather.

2016.07.31.

Bishop Nulty welcomes Irish pilgrims to Krakow

"A pilgrim and a tourist may follow the same itinerary, but the pilgrim is on a sacred journey in which God is encountered through people, places and situations.”

2016.07.29.

Bishop extols peace of Lourdes to Clogher pilgrims

In contrast to the “holiness, solitude and peacefulness” of the French Marian shrine, daily lives are typically drenched with stories and images from social media, newspapers, magazines, television and films.

2016.07.10.

200 young adults from Clogher to lead summer pilgrimages

“In keeping with the message of St Pope John Paul II, these young people are answering the call of Jesus to be the hope for the future.”

2016.06.30.

Bishop praises value of ‘pilgrimaging’ with others

“I hope we can rediscover something of our great Celtic tradition of walking, with eyes and ears open for the God who is never far from us, greeting strangers, being welcomed by parish communities.”

2016.06.29.

Archbishops to lead Somme centenary pilgrimage

Pilgrimage commences with prayers at the Memorial Wall at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin this morning and concludes at the Peace Park in Messines, Belgium.

2016.06.22.

Thousands attend OLA-SMA Knock pilgrimage

“Migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger and exploitation, much like our forefathers at the time of the famine."

2016.06.01.

Brigid’s Way split into weekend walks

The full pilgrimage experience will be offered in separate two-day sections between June and September in order to facilitate those unable to do the nine days in one go.

2016.05.31.

New book on ‘Lough Derg, Island of Quiet Miracles’

Book aims to open up Lough Derg to a new generation of pilgrims and rekindle its importance for people who have been many times.

2016.05.31.

Over 100 climb Reek for Tuam DYC pilgrimage

Near perfect conditions as Papal Cross group from Elphin led by Bishop Kevin Doran joins up with Tuam DYC in climbing Ireland's holiest mountain.

2016.05.16.

Guild of Catholic of nurses & doctors visits Knock

Catholic doctors and nurses, who know the truth, must help people recognise that babies with life limiting conditions are patients in need of care.

2016.05.15.

Nuncio welcomes hundreds of pilgrims to Lough Derg

"Let it not be said of us that we were stingy or miserly in showing mercy to others in this Year of Mercy."

2016.05.07.

Pope to receive 6,000 homeless pilgrims

“This is why I want a Church which is poor and for the poor. They have much to teach us." Evangelii Gaudium [198]

2016.05.03.

Papal Nuncio to open Door of Mercy at Lough Derg

Hundreds expected to cross the threshold of mercy on Sunday in St Patrick's Basilica at the launch of the 2016 pilgrimage season.

2016.04.29.

Pope hears 16 teens’ confessions in St Peter’s Square

“Don’t just prepare your rucksacks and your banners – but your hearts and minds as well”.

2016.04.24.

Invite someone to return to church in Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns issues pastoral letter for Year of Mercy which will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend.

2016.02.26.

Irish nun recalls her role as a ‘Camino Companion’

“It is estimated that over 100,000 people take part in the journey on foot, bike or even on horseback, along the ancient paths each year.”

2016.01.30.

150th jubilee of ‘Mother of Perpetual Help’ begins

Jubilee pilgrimage will begin in Limerick on the evening of 4 April 2016 and the icon will then travel to every cathedral in the Irish Church's 26 dioceses.

2016.01.19.

Ballintubber Abbey celebrates 800 years

A special Mass commemorating the Abbey's 800-year history has been commissioned from composer Fr Liam Lawton as part of the octocentenary celebrations.

2016.01.10.

Primate urges faithful to enter spirit of Jubilee Year

"I pray that anyone who enters through the Holy Doors in our diocese will experience, in a profound way, the love of God who consoles, pardons and instils hope.”

2015.12.06.

Primate pays tribute to Padre Pio at Knock pilgrimage

Seven modern 'dolors': abortion, neglect of the earth, displacement of refugees, trafficking, addiction, assisted suicide or euthanasia & indifference.

2015.09.21.

Dolan thanked for calling for fair immigration reform

“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.

2015.08.16.

New York meets Knock as 178 US pilgrims arrive

“My pilgrims from America join with me in thanking God for the grace and mercy the Lord and his Holy Mother have lavished upon this magnificent shrine” - Cardinal Dolan.

2015.08.10.

Proclaim Good News of all of Creation: Bishop Kelly

Bishop of Achonry leds the annual pilgrimage to Máméan last Sunday and urged the faithful to look after and preserve God's handiwork.

2015.08.06.

“Right to die will quickly become duty to die”

Bishop of Shrewsbury expresses serious concerns over new private members' bill on assisted dying due to be introduced into British parliament in September.

2015.08.03.

Reek Sunday pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick is cancelled

Archbishop Neary expresses his disappointment. "I'm not aware that it has ever been cancelled before and I have been climbing this mountain since I was a young lad many, many years ago."

2015.07.26.

US Franciscans pay tribute to pioneering Irish friars

Delegation from St Francis University trace the footsteps of six friars who left Connemara in 1847 and established one of the most prestigious universities in the US.

2015.06.27.

Bishop Leahy prays for Berkeley six in Lourdes

“I hope and pray that those who have been so suddenly bereaved have felt something of God’s gentle touch in the support, sympathy and solidarity of a nation."

2015.06.24.

Priest concerned for Croagh Patrick’s future

Retired Westport parish priest, Fr Tony King, has called for the annual Reek Sunday climb to be suspended for three years in order to conserve the sacred mountain.

2015.06.22.

Nationwide Special to focus on Knock Shrine

Nationwide presenter Anne Cassin joins Armagh diocesan pilgrims as they journey through Knock with the Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.06.18.
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