Pilgrimage to Ireland - for Adults
The Servants of the Home of the Mother will lead a pilgrimage to Ireland this April. Fr. Colum Power and one other Servant Brother will serve as chaplains for the pilgrimage group. We will visit Sr. Clare Crockett's grave in Derry, the Marian Shrine of Ireland in Knock, County Mayo, and the monastic settlements of Saint Declan in Ardmore, County Waterford, and of Saint Finbarr in Gougane Barra, County Cork, among other places of religious and historical interest.
Date: April 2019
Starts on Easter Sunday, April 21st
Ends on Saturday, April 27th
Who can attend: Anyone over 18 years of age is welcome. Children who come with their parents are also welcome.
Cost: 680 euros (not counting the cost of transportation to Ireland). It covers accommodation, food and coach transportation while in Ireland.
The base for the first three days and nights will be Knockadoon Retreat Center in County Cork (https://www.facebook.com/knockadoon/), and the base for the following three days and nights will be Termonbacca Retreat Center in Derry, County Derry (http://ionacarmeliteretreatcentre.com/). Conditions at both centers will be basic, but sufficient.
What is a pilgrimage with the Home of the Mother like? Are you looking for an intense experience that isn’t just another sightseeing trip? Are you interested in traveling around visiting well-known religious sites, to witness first-hand where saints have lived radically and intensely for their faith? Have you ever wanted to meet other young people who share the same values that you possess?
A pilgrimage with the Home clarifies the connection between living a life completely for God and having true happiness. The spirit of joyful self-giving and abandonment to God’s will manifests itself in any given moment, whether it be sharing personal experiences, dining road-side style, sleeping where you can, learning to serve others…
The generosity of each participant contributes so much to this joy, and enables everyone to have a great time while learning valuable life-long lessons. Through the example of the Sisters and the Brothers, and the emphasis given to prayer, mass, and formation, helps to strengthen each individual in his own walk of faith.
These pilgrimages surpass any mere sightseeing touristic vacation. They venture into the undeniable truth of who one is and for what one lives.
He who comes on a Home of the Mother pilgrimage with an open heart realizes all this and receives so many graces. These pilgrimages help one to rediscover the meaning of one's life. They have already changed so many lives for the better.
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