A pilgrimage is a journey or search of great moral or spiritual significance. For Christians, typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to our faith. A person who makes a pilgrimage is called a pilgrim. Pilgrimages with the Diocese of Limerick include the annual diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes and the World Youth Day Pilgrimage.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
This pilgrimage takes place every year from June 21st to June 26th, with direct flights from Shannon airport. The Lourdes Office can be contacted at the Social Service Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Tel. 061-314111.
Director : Very Rev. Donal McNamara,PP St Munchin’s, Clancy Strand, Limerick. Tel. 061 455635 / 087 2402518 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some homilies offering reflections on the experience of Lourdes:
- 2012 Embracing the leper
- 2012 Praying the Rosary
- 2011 The burning Bush.
- 2010 The Cross & the crown (reflection on the Irish donated Crowned Cross in Lourdes)
- 2009 Love changes everything
- 2008 When I am weak (reflections on 150th anniversary of the Apparations)
- 2007 Immaculate Conception
- 2006 Keep your lamps lit (pilgrimage theme)
- 2005 Do not be afraid
- 2004 Ancient rock
- 2004 The Lord is my rock
- 2003 We are all at home here
- 2002 Wash at the Spring
- 2002 Thirst for God
- 2001 Do whatever he tells you (A homily addressed mainly to pilgrimage directors)
- 2000 Building the church (Homily for the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Limerick)
- 1998 Freedom to accept Gods plan