About
Shop
Contact Us

Pilgrims

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.

A glorious Reek Sunday on Croagh Patrick

“There is a cooperative dimension and a willingness to make way for others who might be finding it more difficult.”

2019.07.29.

Remembering WMOF and visit of Pope Francis

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.

2018.12.27.

Bishop Deenihan leads pilgrims to Lourdes

“It is a time of blessing and grace for our entire diocese.”

2018.09.15.

2017 Camino de Glendalough pilgrims to receive passport stamp

Route follows the ancient pilgrim path of St Kevin’s Way from St Kevin’s Church in Hollywood to the monastic city in Glendalough.

2017.09.07.

Reek Sunday is “very much a family occasion” – Bishop Monahan

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.

2017.08.01.

The message of Fatima, Knock and Lourdes is: offer up your prayers, works and sufferings

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.

2017.07.10.

Young people return from WYD2016 with joy and hope

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.”

2016.08.10.

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.

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.

Pope appeals for return of kidnapped priest

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.

2016.04.11.

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.

Walsingham Shrine becomes a minor basilica

Rare designation is given by the Holy Father to places of worship which are of particular historical significance.

2016.01.03.

Pope may visit for 2018 World Meeting of Families

Dublin selected as venue for 9th World Meeting of Families by Pope Francis as Archbishops Diarmuid Martin and Eamon Martin welcome announcement.

2015.09.28.

Martin & Nichols lend support to Holy Land Christians

Widespread dismay at continuing construction of Cremisan Valley wall which will separate 58 Christian families from their lands and livelihood.

2015.09.17.

Church is not just a Church of the perfect: Archbishop

"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."

2015.09.13.

Increased youth presence on Lourdes pilgrimage

“The connections forged between young people, working as helpers, and the sick and elderly is always a joyful experience for both" - Fr Martin Noone.

2015.09.08.

Bishop slams sin of filing false tax return

"Attitudes lead to actions" Bishop Kevin Doran tells Elphin pilgrims on annual diocesan pilgrimage to French shrine of Lourdes.

2015.08.31.

80 Years of Knock Shrine Stewards and Handmaids

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”.

2015.08.22.

Archbishop welcomes pilgrims to Knock Novena

“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.”

2015.08.15.

Hundreds of Cursillo pilgrims finish walk in Knock

Annual five-day Cursillo camino ends at the National Shrine as pilgrims from Derry, Dublin, Cork and Belfast pour into Knock later today.

2015.07.19.

Lineup for National Novena in Knock announced

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, among speakers at this year's novena.

2015.07.16.

Gardaí investigate disappearance of pilgrim altar

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.

2015.06.08.

New York pilgrims to fly into Knock in August

Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

2015.01.18.

Lough Derg appeals for greater pilgrim support

Numbers participating in three-day retreats down, but numbers attending one-day retreats up 16 percent.

2014.08.29.

Young people enrich their faith at Magis 2014

Ignatian influenced ventures challenge young people from 18 nationalities to put their faith into action.

2014.08.13.

Appeal for pilgrims and padres for Reek Sunday

Priests sought to minister to anticipated 25,000 pilgrims likely to make the climb on 27 July.

2014.07.05.

Sick remind us of the rat-race’s emptiness – Archbishop

Archbishop Martin warns that faith does not provide “magic answers" to life's challenges.

2013.09.09.

2,000 Dublin pilgrims to pray for Syria in Lourdes

Seven planes will leave Dublin airport on Saturday for French shrine.

2013.09.05.

Young Irish pilgrims arrive in Rio today for WYD

273 liturgical events planned as part of the largest faith festival in the world.

2013.07.21.
Online Shop