“In the gospel this first Sunday of Lent Jesus finds himself put to the test by the Evil One. What a victory for evil if Jesus had gone down at this first fence! As our Lenten pilgrimage begins, we must expect to have our resolve put to the test even in these first days. An […]
Today, 16 Feb 2018, is a Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse. The stone from the Liturgy of Repentance and Healing celebrated at the 2012 Eucharistic Congress has a permanent home on the lakeshore here at Lough Derg. It continues to challenge us all to play our part to create a […]
Fr La links Lent with Lough Derg. May God bring you safely through the journey of Lent, with every good wish and blessing this Ash Wednesday.
Happy St Brigid’s Day! 01 February This year to mark the occurrence of the Feast of St Brigid, we thought that it might be of interest to draw your attention to some of the saint’s associations with the Lough Derg Pilgrimage. Here at Lough Derg the name of St Brigid makes several appearances, including these: […]
As Christian Unity Week closes, in the tradition of several churches, this day commemorates the Conversion of the Apostle Paul
Fr La shares a lovely little insight on Pope Francis’ way of engaging with people, courtesy of The Irish Catholic’s Letter from Rome column by John L Allen Jr (Jan 18, 2018). On the list of those scheduled for an audience with Pope Francis, Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian […]
Christian Unity Week 18th – 25th January 2018 Fr La shares his reflection on this year’s theme, ‘That All May Be Free’; ‘This year’s theme is inspired by the experience of Christians of the Caribbean area. As usual, an ecumenical team of women and men were invited to draft the resource material. The Caribbean group […]
In the 2017 clerical changes for the Diocese of Clogher, the Diocesan Administrator, Monsignor Joseph McGuinness has announced the appointment of Fr Laurence (La) Flynn as the new Prior of Lough Derg and Parish Administrator of Pettigo. For the past 13 years Fr Flynn has been the Parish Priest of Tullycorbet (Ballybay) Parish. After his […]
A prayer plan can support a regular commitment to daily prayer. Fr Eamonn Conway shared an approach to daily prayer with pilgrims, he encouraged pilgrims to keep the commitment to prayer alive once it was kick-started on pilgrimage.