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Day of New Beginning

11.January 2021.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is called ‘Day of New Beginning’. Day of New Beginning Here is where it all began: Saints Island, an out-of-the-way corner of God’s creation, at this furthest point along the Path. Here Davog found a place where he […]

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New Year Message

29.December 2020.

A New Year message from Fr La Flynn

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Muddy Tracks

28.December 2020.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is called ‘Muddy Tracks’.   Muddy Tracks After days of rain, the going is soft in several places along the Pilgrim Path, and the mud holds signs of some recent traffic. Here, sunlight and shadow highlight several tyre […]

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Midwinter Holly

21.December 2020.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. This week’s reflection is called ‘Midwinter Holly’.   Perhaps it’s the shiny leaves catching the mid-winter sun, or It may be that Christmas is near, but today the holly is claiming my attention. Here beside the path, or silhouetted there against […]

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Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection – Relationship

20.December 2020.

This week’s Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection is brought to you by Patrick Treacy, a Senior Counsel, who lives with his wife Linda and four children at their Centre for Domestic Spirituality called Integritas, near Kilkenny. He just recently developed a love for Lough Derg when himself and his wife Linda were part of the […]

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Pilgrimage in the Frost

14.December 2020.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg.   I am on pilgrimage through a frosty morning. From above at Davog’s Seat, the sanctuary emerges from the morning mist. Below on the Path, clean winter sunlight highlights a golden treescape. And all along the way, light and frost in […]

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Third Sunday of Advent – JOY

13.December 2020.

Welcome to the third of our Advent reflections on this Third Sunday of Advent. Lisa Russell, a regular pilgrim to Lough Derg and member of the Youth 2000 Leadership Team, leads us in today’s reflection. Lisa extends the invitation to pause – to reflect on our relationship with God and with those around us as […]

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Reflection: ‘Old Roots, New Shoots’

07.December 2020.

Fr La’s weekly ‘Pause and Ponder’ from along the Pilgrim Path at Lough Derg. Old Roots, New Shoots Now that winter has stripped back the foliage bare branches offer their own insights. I see how new growth has sprouted up from the stump of a felled tree. Along the trunk of another tree tossed over […]

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Second Sunday of Advent – Hope

06.December 2020.

Welcome to the second of our Advent reflections on this Second Sunday of Advent. Fr Eamonn Conway, a member of the pastoral team for the Three Day Pilgrimage on Lough Derg and Head of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, leads us in today’s reflection – “In the first two […]

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First Sunday of Advent Reflection – PEACE

29.November 2020.

Welcome to the first of our Advent reflections on this First Sunday of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting, of preparation, reflection and prayer. We are waiting for Isaiah’s Wonderful counsellor, mighty God, everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Mary McDaid leads this reflection on ‘Peace’ on this First Sunday of Advent

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