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Three Day Pilgrimage Season 2019

20.August 2019.

In this video Fr La shares his reflection and gratitude for this year’s Three Day Pilgrimage, the blessing of this pilgrimage, the pilgrims who have come and the support of so many people for this special place. Also this year, for the first time in a decade, signs of hope – pilgrim numbers increased on […]

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Fr La extends a word of welcome to all those planning the pilgrimage in the final few weeks of the 2019 Pilgrimage Season

02.August 2019.

Fr La Flynn, Prior of Lough Derg, extends a word of welcome to everyone who is planning their Three Day Pilgrimage over the remaining two weeks of the Three Day Pilgrimage Season. “Hello from Lough Derg where we are now in the final two weeks of this year’s Three Day Pilgrimage Season. At this time […]

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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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