Pilgrims are invited to take off their shoes and “do Lough Derg from afar”.
Lough Derg Prior Fr La Flynn, has issued an invitation for pilgrims to join him and the pastoral team for virtual one day retreats during the month of May. These day retreats will enable people to become part of a praying community in “real” time.
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.
Among the tens of thousands of Irish who have visited the shrine are President John F Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Brendan Behan and Seamus Heaney.
“There is a cooperative dimension and a willingness to make way for others who might be finding it more difficult.”
While there was much debate as to the numbers of pilgrims who attended the events of WMOF between 21 and 26 August 2018, the figures collated as WMOF wound down its operations show that 499,000 attended the wide variety of events.
“It is a time of blessing and grace for our entire diocese.”
Route follows the ancient pilgrim path of St Kevin’s Way from St Kevin’s Church in Hollywood to the monastic city in Glendalough.
Special focus on the family in preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 as pilgrims invited to wear a special sticker as a symbol of bringing families with them in prayer as they made their ascent to the summit.
We can all participate in the work of salvation by accepting a share of the yoke of suffering on our shoulders, and by uniting our sacrifices and sufferings with those of Christ.
More than two million young people from across the world gathered to celebrate their faith in Poland, and as one Derry participant said, “to go deeper in our friendship with Jesus.”
"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.”
Film provides a fascinating, vibrant portrait of the Co Mayo shrine through a vast patchwork of individuals and groups.
Salesian Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was taken captive on 4 March during the course of a terror attack on a home for the elderly in Yemen.
“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.”
Rare designation is given by the Holy Father to places of worship which are of particular historical significance.
Dublin selected as venue for 9th World Meeting of Families by Pope Francis as Archbishops Diarmuid Martin and Eamon Martin welcome announcement.
Widespread dismay at continuing construction of Cremisan Valley wall which will separate 58 Christian families from their lands and livelihood.
"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."
“The connections forged between young people, working as helpers, and the sick and elderly is always a joyful experience for both" - Fr Martin Noone.
"Attitudes lead to actions" Bishop Kevin Doran tells Elphin pilgrims on annual diocesan pilgrimage to French shrine of Lourdes.
Speaking as the son of a Knock Shrine steward and handmaid, Archbishop Neary said he was “very conscious of the dedication which they bring to their work”.
“I can only hope you understand how much I love Ireland – love all of you – and thank you for this privilege of opening the novena at a shrine so dear to my heart.”
Annual five-day Cursillo camino ends at the National Shrine as pilgrims from Derry, Dublin, Cork and Belfast pour into Knock later today.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, among speakers at this year's novena.
The altar stone, which was situated at the rear of the iconic chapel at Gougane Barra, is known to be at least 350 years old.
Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Numbers participating in three-day retreats down, but numbers attending one-day retreats up 16 percent.
Ignatian influenced ventures challenge young people from 18 nationalities to put their faith into action.
Priests sought to minister to anticipated 25,000 pilgrims likely to make the climb on 27 July.