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Pause and Ponder in November series – ‘The Penitential Beds’ reflection

Friends, the first reflection in our new ‘Pause and Ponder in November’ series is brought to you this evening, All Saints’ Day, by Mary. Focusing on images of pilgrims praying on the Penitential Beds on Station Island, we invite you to join in prayer for our ancestors in the video below:

1st November Reflection – narrated by Mary:

Believed to be the remnants of beehive cells of the early monks, the Penitential Beds are central to the Station Prayer of the three day pilgrimage.

Thousands of pilgrims have walked and prayed on the Beds over the centuries.

Many of our ancestors who made the pilgrimage before us trod barefoot on these ancient stones invoking the saints, seeking answer to their prayers.

This November night we bring to mind, not only our ancestors who made the Lough Derg pilgrimage, but all our ancestors who have gone before us to their heavenly home.

We pray that they are now at peace among the saints.

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them; may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Amen.

 

Watch Fr La’s previous Pause and Ponder videos along the Pilgrim Path here

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