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Lenten Journey – first station presented by the apostle Peter

01.March 2020.

The First Station Welcome to the Lenten journey with the Lough Derg Way of the Cross. Today we begin with the first station presented to us by the apostle Peter, identified by the symbolic keys of the kingdom of heaven, promised him by Jesus after his confession of faith. JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH Pilate […]

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Lenten Journey 2020 Introduction

01.March 2020.

“Hello from Lough Derg and welcome as we begin the pilgrimage we call Lent. If you have done the Three Day Pilgrimage, this cross will be familiar to you. It is the cross at the centre of each of the penitential beds. At the beginning of his message for Lent this year, Pope Francis encourages […]

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A final reflection on the story of St Brigid

23.February 2020.

Go mbeannaigh Dia duit, agus fáilte. Welcome to a final short reflection in our series with St Brigid. Today we will hear about St Brigid’s cloak: Brat Bhríde, as it is called in Irish. The colourful story is well known about how Brigid approached a local landowner in Kildare for some ground on which to […]

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The third in a series of four reflections on St Brigid and her story

15.February 2020.

Dia is Muire duit, is Bríd! Welcome again to another of our little reflections here on Lough Derg as we move on into the spring in the company of St Brigid. Last week we reflected on the story of St Brigid’s Cross and the cross I had with me then was the usual four armed […]

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The second in a series of four reflections on St Brigid and her story

08.February 2020.

Hello again from Lough Derg, agus fáilte chuig séipéal N. Bríde, St Brigid’s Chapel at the Visitor Centre on the lakeshore, and to another little reflection on St Brigid and her story. I have here a St Brigid’s Cross, freshly made from the fine rushes that grow in abundance locally, both in Donegal and Fermanagh. […]

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Happy Feast of St Brigid

31.January 2020.

Beannachtaí na Féile Bríde ort! On this First of February, I wish you a Happy St Brigid’s Day. St Brigid is second only to St Patrick among the Irish saints, and along with Colmcille of Derry these three are venerated as our national patrons. Here at Lough Derg, St Brigid’s memory is honoured in several […]

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Crossing over to a New Year

31.December 2019.

The Prior, Monsignor La, shares his reflection on crossing over to the New Year. “There is a lot of crossing over that happens at Lough Derg. Obviously boats are a big part of our experience and our life here. The boats, the St Davog behind me, has been newly repainted and all the boats have […]

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Lough Derg Prior named Monsignor

31.December 2019.

Lough Derg Prior, Very Rev Laurence Flynn, named Monsignor by Pope Francis His Holiness Pope Francis has conferred the honour of Chaplain to His Holiness on Reverend Laurence (La) Flynn, priest of the Diocese of Clogher and Prior of Lough Derg, an honour which carries with it the title of Monsignor. The title Monsignor means that […]

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Lough Derg office reopens 2nd January 2020

24.December 2019.
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Fourth Sunday of Advent

22.December 2019.

Our final angel is the one that we see in the centre light of the window in the chancel of St Mary’s.  The window is by the Earley Studio Dublin, and was the gift of James and Julia Hegarty from Co. Cork in 1945. Mary is depicted inviting us to come to her Immaculate Heart, […]

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