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The first joy: Joseph is betrothed to Mary.

15.April 2021.

Welcome to The Seven Joys of St Joseph, a weekly reflection from Lough Derg. The first joy: Joseph is betrothed to Mary. The first thing that we hear about Joseph in the gospels is that he was betrothed to Mary.  Michael D. O’Brien represents the betrothal in an imaginative composition that features Joseph and Mary’s […]

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Welcome to The Seven Joys of St Joseph, a weekly reflection from Lough Derg

14.April 2021.

Lough Derg is adding to its online Prayer Resources with a new series of reflections on ‘The Seven Joys if St Joseph’. The video reflections will be published on our companion website www.loughderg.live  Fr La Flynn, Prior, offers an introduction to this new series of reflections. The series will begin on Thursday 15 April and […]

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Unseen Roots

12.April 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘Roots Unseen’.   Roots do their really vital work unseen; they come into view only when in trouble.   Sometimes with violence in a storm of wind the force above proves too much for the hold below […]

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The Path to Emmaus

05.April 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘The Path to Emmaus’.   On the Pilgrim Path these Easter days, new-sprung life in growing variety offers me silent company as I walk my way: creamy primrose, golden celandine, the very first of the yellow gorse. […]

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Lenten Series – Sts Davog and Molaise’s Blessing

02.April 2021.

  Apart from this Bed, the retreat centre and one of the Island boats, St Davog’s name is remembered in the viewpoint known as St Davog’s Seat and the neighbouring townland of Seadavog. The whole area as far as Pettigo once was known as Termon Davog – Davog’s Sanctuary. His feast was noted for two […]

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Lenten Series – The Saint’s of the Beds – Sts Davog and Molaise

31.March 2021.

  Holy Week finds us at the final Bed.  Each time as we begin the Station Prayer, standing cross-shaped at St Brigid’s Cross, we renounce the World, the Flesh and the Devil.  At the Water’s Edge, as our Station draws to a close, we are reminded of our Baptism. Our pilgrimage of Lent has been […]

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Birdsong Blessing

29.March 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘Birdsong Blessing’.   Birdsong Blessing   Last week on the Path found me looking for life, seeking some spawn in the wayside water. In the meantime the frogs have surely recalled the Lord’s Genesis blessing: ‘Multiply and […]

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Lenten Series – The Saint’s of the Beds – St Patrick’s Blessing

26.March 2021.

  It is no surprise that one of the Beds would be dedicated to St Patrick.  You may be surprised to learn that until the 12th century the main saint of Lough Derg was not Patrick but his disciple Davog who founded the monastery on Saints Island.  Patrick never lived at Lough Derg. It is […]

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Lenten Series – Reflection from St Patrick’s Bed

24.March 2021.

With you on your Lenten Journey. This week’s reflection ‘At St Patrick’s Bed’ is read by pilgrim, Lisa Russell.   Dear friends, at the Large Penitential Bed, we circle six times round the outside. On the level ground, we can find ourselves tempted to pick up the pace – both in our steps and in […]

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Looking for Life

22.March 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘Looking for Life’.   Out there today I was looking for life. In this shamrock season I knew there’d be none of it along this stretch of path through the pines. But the three-leafed sorrel was springing […]

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