Being a Pilgrim with Judith King – Tuesday 23 February @ 7.30pm
A doctoral student at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Judith has been studying pilgrimage for the last few years focusing particularly on Lough Derg and the Camino de Santiago. The fact that both these pilgrimages are quite physically demanding was an area of interest for Judith; she wanted to understand better what this means for the pilgrim and what the experience of a pilgrimage offers to people today. Her studies thus far have shown that being a pilgrim would appear to be as important today as it was at any time in history and, she suggests, is still significant for our times too. Judith looks forward to sharing some of these thoughts in the first of our Online Talks ‘Being a Pilgrim’.
Praying the Pilgrim Path with Fr La Flynn – Tuesday 9 March 2021 @ 7.30pm
The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, created in 1997, runs along the lakeshore to the point where, until about 1600AD, pilgrims crossed over to Saints Island, to the monastery founded originally by St Davog (6th century). In 2013 the path became part of the Irish Pilgrim Paths network. Significant development work in early 2020 meant that while the Island remained closed last summer Lough Derg was able to offer a pilgrimage experience, based on our centuries-old Lough Derg tradition, along this path on the lake shore. Fr La, the Prior of Lough Derg, himself now prays the Pilgrim Path every week. In this talk he shares something of his infectious enthusiasm for this new pilgrimage experience at Lough Derg.
The Three Day Pilgrimage with Fr Eamonn Conway – Tuesday 23 March 2021 @ 7.30pm
In this presentation Fr Eamonn Conway, a member of the Lough Derg pastoral team and well-known theologian, will reflect on his own personal commitment to Lough Derg and discuss what the three-day pilgrimage means to him. He will highlight in particular how St Patrick’s Sanctuary is a powerful place of healing both for mind and body, a wellspring of wellbeing for the Christian Community at this time.