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The Path to Emmaus

05.April 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘The Path to Emmaus’.   On the Pilgrim Path these Easter days, new-sprung life in growing variety offers me silent company as I walk my way: creamy primrose, golden celandine, the very first of the yellow gorse. […]

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Lenten Series – Sts Davog and Molaise’s Blessing

02.April 2021.

  Apart from this Bed, the retreat centre and one of the Island boats, St Davog’s name is remembered in the viewpoint known as St Davog’s Seat and the neighbouring townland of Seadavog. The whole area as far as Pettigo once was known as Termon Davog – Davog’s Sanctuary. His feast was noted for two […]

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Lenten Series – The Saint’s of the Beds – Sts Davog and Molaise

31.March 2021.

  Holy Week finds us at the final Bed.  Each time as we begin the Station Prayer, standing cross-shaped at St Brigid’s Cross, we renounce the World, the Flesh and the Devil.  At the Water’s Edge, as our Station draws to a close, we are reminded of our Baptism. Our pilgrimage of Lent has been […]

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Birdsong Blessing

29.March 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘Birdsong Blessing’.   Birdsong Blessing   Last week on the Path found me looking for life, seeking some spawn in the wayside water. In the meantime the frogs have surely recalled the Lord’s Genesis blessing: ‘Multiply and […]

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Lenten Series – The Saint’s of the Beds – St Patrick’s Blessing

26.March 2021.

  It is no surprise that one of the Beds would be dedicated to St Patrick.  You may be surprised to learn that until the 12th century the main saint of Lough Derg was not Patrick but his disciple Davog who founded the monastery on Saints Island.  Patrick never lived at Lough Derg. It is […]

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Lenten Series – Reflection from St Patrick’s Bed

24.March 2021.

With you on your Lenten Journey. This week’s reflection ‘At St Patrick’s Bed’ is read by pilgrim, Lisa Russell.   Dear friends, at the Large Penitential Bed, we circle six times round the outside. On the level ground, we can find ourselves tempted to pick up the pace – both in our steps and in […]

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Looking for Life

22.March 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is ‘Looking for Life’.   Out there today I was looking for life. In this shamrock season I knew there’d be none of it along this stretch of path through the pines. But the three-leafed sorrel was springing […]

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Lenten series – The Saint’s of the Beds – St Columba’s Blessing

19.March 2021.

  As well as the fourth penitential Bed, one of the Lough Derg boats is named for St Columba.  He was born in 521, 1500 years ago this year.  Naturally gifted and a born leader, he founded his first monastery at Derry.  A dispute over a manuscript of the Psalms that Columba had copied escalated […]

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Lenten Series – Reflection from St Columba’s Bed

17.March 2021.

With you on your Lenten Journey. This week’s reflection ‘At St Columba’s Bed’ is read by pilgrim, James McKenna.   Dear friends, as we pray on St Columba’s Bed, we are usually feeling relieved to be half-way through another Station Prayer.  At this half-way point on our Lenten journey, it might be good to recall […]

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A reflection on St Patrick

16.March 2021.

Deacon Martin Reflects on St Patrick   On holiday, I often stand at the statue of St Patrick in the Octagon in Westport and read the inscription ‘I am Patrick, a sinner, most unlearned, the least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many’. As I reflect, I believe that Patrick was totally convinced […]

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