*Update 5th July 2021:WATCH highlights of our ‘Do Lough Derg wherever you are’ weekend (3 – 5 July 2021) in the video below:Friends, we want to thank all who took part in this year’s ‘Do Lough Derg wherever you are’ and all who played a supporting role. Either in practical terms or by joining us in prayer from time to time.As Fr Pat McHugh stated in his closing remarks: “Your pilgrim group is yet another unique one in Lough Derg’s story, historic indeed. Pilgrims on every continent have joined us right across the world.”It is quite impossible to sum up this unique experience of the Three Day Pilgrimage in a three minute video, but we hope you enjoy.Fr La who was making the pilgrimage on Station Island was very consciously carrying with him your intentions for prayer. We hope you have received some spiritual nourishment and (when the tiredness wears off!) refreshment for the journey on your pilgrimage of life.Please God we will have you back on the boats to Station Island for next Summer season.
Fr La remarks on the weekend passed “a note of thanks and gratitude to all pilgrims who joined us in ‘Do Lough Derg wherever you are’. We pray for God’s blessings for your special prayers and intentions. As well as the gift of your prayer and devotion, adding to the ‘Storehouse of Prayer’ that Lough Derg has become over the centuries – we acknowledge and appreciate the donations that many pilgrims have made since the time that registration opened. God is never outdone in generosity. Thank you one and all.”
You are asked to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0 (0353) 719861518 to confirm that you have undertaken the Three Day Pilgrimage from wherever you are conscientiously and confirm your full postal address so that we can issue a memento.
Watch Fr La’s video below as he invites you to ‘Do Lough Derg wherever you are’
Saturday 3rd July – Monday 5th July 2021
Join Fr La and Team members for the Three Day Pilgrimage
Registration is now closed.
Friends, many of you will have heard our recent announcement on the difficult decision that the traditional Three Day Pilgrimage and the Autumn Day Retreats on Station Island will remain suspended for a second year in a row.
We are deeply conscious of the many pilgrims who are missing their annual visit to Lough Derg. Therefore, The Prior, Fr La would like to invite you to join him on Saturday 3rd July – Monday 5th July to ‘Do Lough Derg from wherever you are’.
Fr La and three companions will do the pilgrimage on the Island during these days. At the same time, some of our Lough Derg staff will be doing the pilgrimage in St. Mary’s Church in Pettigo, with a link available by webcam to wherever you are. Many people at home found this support invaluable last year.
Registration is now closed.
The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path on the lough shore is open daily to those who wish to come and walk it in a prayerful pilgrim spirit. Last August/September we piloted a new experience of a guided Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore, and we plan to offer that again this year on two weekend dates in July, and also in September – details later.
Fr La adds, “Remember that God is never outdone in generosity. Even if you can’t take on the full pilgrimage, perhaps you would join us in some moment of prayer those days. I will certainly be praying for you.
Slán go fóill.”
Fr La, Prior