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Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents Saint Louis and Zélie Martin on Lough Derg 5th – 7th July 2019

30.June 2019.

Lough Derg will host Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, and her parents Sts Louis and Zélie Martin from Friday 5th July (afternoon) until Sunday 7th July (morning) 2019.  It was an unforgettable experience for those who were there overnight on 21/22 July 2001 when the major relic of St Thérèse came to Lough Derg. […]

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Lough Derg Annual Draw 2019

26.June 2019.

Lough Derg’s Annual Draw continues to be well supported by Lough Derg pilgrims and the wider pilgrim family. In the short video below the Prior, Fr La Flynn, extends his deep gratitude to all the supporters of the Draw – the many faithful from yesterday, today and those of tomorrow. The Annual Draw is the […]

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A Day of Friendship & Prayer – ‘The Social Gospel – Meeting Christ on the Margins’ – Wednesday May 15th 2019

09.May 2019.

For the Lough Derg Day of Friendship and Prayer this year, 15th May 2019, today’s growing challenges around homelessness, migration and social exclusion have led to the invitation of Fr Peter McVerry as the guest speaker who will address the topic: ‘The Social Gospel – Meeting Christ on the Margins.’ Lough Derg’s geographical location in […]

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Happy St Brigid’s Day from Lough Derg

01.February 2019.

St Brigid’s Day 2019 Our lovely St Brigid window in St Mary’s Chapel features the oak leaves and acorns associated with Kildare / Cill Dara.  But surely the most immediate image we associate with Brigid is the cross woven from rushes that bears her name.  The story goes that one day when she was visiting […]

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Lough Derg holds in prayer the choice the people of Ireland have to make on 25th May 2018

17.May 2018.

Lough Derg began the 2018 Pilgrimage Season on 5th May with its programme of One Day Retreats. High among our prayer commitments just now is the significant choice that faces the Irish electorate in the Referendum on the 25th May.  The implications of that choice weigh heavily at this time as it is debated in […]

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Easter 2018

01.April 2018.

Fr La Flynn shares an Easter reflection from the Water’s Edge on Lough Derg.     

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St Patrick’s Day 2018 and ‘Patrick the Pilgrim’ at Lough Derg

16.March 2018.

The Prior, Fr La Flynn, shares a little of the story of ‘Patrick the Pilgrim’ statue here at the national shrine to St Patrick, Station Island, Lough Derg. “The statue of St Patrick at the lake shore at the Sanctuary of St Patrick, Lough Derg, was created by Ken Thompson, the Cork sculptor, to mark […]

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Mary, Mother of God, pray for all mothers

10.March 2018.

Dear Lough Derg friends, have you noticed how Mothers Day always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent? In fact its roots are entangled with this time in the Christian calendar. In medieval Britain the Fourth Sunday of Lent was observed as a pilgrimage day to the cathedral as the ‘Mother Church’ of the diocese. […]

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On Passover pilgrimage to the Temple Jesus saw much that needed to change.

03.March 2018.

The Gospel this 3rd Sunday of Lent finds Jesus on pilgrimage. He has come to the Temple in Jerusalem for Passover. But his pilgrimage is a disappointment. He sees so much that needs to change for God’s holy Temple to be what it’s meant to be. For us too, both as pilgrims to Lough Derg […]

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Second Sunday of Lent – In Lent Jesus invites us to come apart with him

26.February 2018.

The bare feet that are the tradition on the Lough Derg Pilgrimage are a token of penance. But they also speak of reverence for holy ground.  They come to mind as I ponder Mark’s story of the Transfiguration of Jesus for the second Sunday of Lent.  Like Moses before the Burning Bush and Elijah at […]

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