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St Patrick’s Day 2020

17.March 2020.

An invitation to join the Prior, Fr La, as he reflects on where we find ourselves today and how we can connect with St Patrick in a new way. Towards the end of this 2 minute video Fr La prays an extract of the Breastplate of St Patrick and lights the Lough Derg candle for […]

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Lenten Journey – the fifth station presented by the apostle John

15.March 2020.

The Fifth Station Here is John, the brother of James. Traditionally he is identified as “the disciple Jesus loved,” who stood by the cross along with Mary, and in several of the stations he is shown close to Mary. SIMON HELPS JESUS TO CARRY HIS CROSS Simon was a native of Cyrene, a foreigner in […]

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Lenten Journey – the Fourth Station presented by the disciple James

15.March 2020.

The Fourth Station Here is James, son of Zebedee, the first of the twelve to die for Jesus. He is shown with a pilgrim staff, a reference to his famous shrine at Compostella in Spain. JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER It was now three years since he had left home.  Mary had brought him into the […]

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Lenten Journey – the third station presented by the apostle Andrew

08.March 2020.

The Third Station Welcome to the Lenten journey with the Lough Derg Way of the Cross. Today we entrust our prayer time with the apostle Andrew. Brother of Simon Peter and his fellow worker in fishing the Sea of Galilee, it was he who brought his brother to Jesus. JESUS FALLS FOR THE FIRST TIME […]

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Lenten Journey – second station presented by the apostle Paul

04.March 2020.

The Second Station We continue our Lenten journey with the Lough Derg Way of the Cross. Today we entrust our prayer time to St Paul – he holds the second station. Once a persecutor of the Way of Jesus, he experienced the grace of conversion on the Damascus road and became a fearless preacher of […]

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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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