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We are hiring – new job opportunity at Lough Derg!

01.February 2022.

01/02/2022 Sanctuary of St. Patrick, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal Job title:              Operations Manager   The Role:             As Operations Manager you will play a key leadership role and will be part of a dynamic team led by the Prior (priest in charge). Guided by Lough Derg’s values and working alongside the Head of Pastoral Programmes […]

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Bernard surprised us….

21.September 2020.

21 September 2020 Yesterday, Sunday 20th September, the Pilgrimage along the Lakeshore on the Lough Derg Pilrim Path resumed following the easing of Government restrictions on outdoor events on 15 September. The weather was splendid and pilgrims were in great spirits and really enjoyed the opportunity to experience Lough Derg in a very different way […]

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Anniversary of Fr Ragheed Ganni

03.June 2020.

Anniversary of Fr Ragheed Ganni Thirteen years ago today, June 3rd, a great friend of Lough Derg, Fr Ragheed Ganni was assassinated along with three fellow clergy outside his parish church in Iraq as they left from Sunday Mass. Fr Ragheed was on the Lough Derg staff for five seasons during his studies for priesthood […]

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The patient work of hope

22.April 2020.

In the spring sunshine nature abounds. A reflection on the simplicity of the little blooms in this out-of-the-way corner of God’s creation.

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The Fourteenth Station held by Mary, depicted as Queen of Apostles

11.April 2020.

The final station is held by Mary, depicted as Queen of Apostles. The moon under her feet recalls the crowned woman of the Book of Revelation, who plays her part in the great struggle with the power of evil. THE BODY OF JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB It was now evening; the long day […]

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Lenten Journey – the Twelfth Station

09.April 2020.

The Apostle Simon, nicknamed “the zealot” to distinguish him from Simon Peter, is depicted as a young man with the hair colour associated with the Celtic peoples. JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS From the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.  Jesus said:  “Father, forgive them; they do not […]

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Lenten Journey – the ninth station presented by the apostle Matthew

01.April 2020.

The Ninth Station  The money-bag on his left identifies Matthew the tax collector.  It was in his house that Jesus declared: “I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners to repentance.” JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME This was the final fall.  Jesus had reached the very limit of physical endurance.  And yet […]

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – Lough Derg Way of the Cross

29.March 2020.

The Ninth Station The money-bag on his left identifies Matthew the tax collector.  It was in his house that Jesus declared: “I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners to repentance.” JESUS FALLS FOR THE THIRD TIME This was the final fall.  Jesus had reached the very limit of physical endurance.  And yet […]

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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 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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