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Third Sunday of Advent

15.December 2019.

On this Third Sunday of Advent may I introduce you to our two newest Lough Derg angels.  They arrived only days ago.  Designed by Co Monaghan artist Nelius Flynn, they have taken their places in St Mary’s, to the right and to the left of where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved for veneration during the […]

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Second Sunday of Advent

09.December 2019.

Continuing our Advent journey theme in the company of the Lough Derg angels, in this second week of Advent we can ponder some of the angels that are incorporated in the bronze work by Paddy McElroy in the sanctuary of St Patrick’s Basilica.  Bronze is a very substantial medium: is it not something of a […]

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First Sunday of Advent 2019

30.November 2019.

During Advent 2019 the Prior, Fr La Flynn, introduces the angels associated with Lough Derg. This First Sunday of Advent the scripture readings direct our thoughts to that Second Coming of Christ, when evil, sin and death will be no more. “All of us readily associate angels with the Christmas feast, but Advent, too, has […]

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Lough Derg Annual Draw 2019

16.October 2019.

ANNUAL DRAW 2019 The Annual Draw has long been an important part of the Pilgrimage Season. The goodwill and openheartedness that Lough Derg experiences from its many supporters is deeply appreciated. The Draw offers much needed funds for the vital maintenance on the Island during the winter. Without these funds we would not be able […]

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Lough Derg waits to make you welcome on the Quiet Day – Friday 6th September 2019

28.August 2019.

Lough Derg offers a Quiet Day on Friday 6th September as part of the early Autumn programme. This is a day without any formal programme and people can come and experience the quiet and stillness of this place. Lough Derg waits to make you welcome. The hospitality for your special day follows: 10.30am – 11.00am […]

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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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