Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Celtic Pilgrimage at Clonmacnoise

I'm leading a Celtic pilgrimage this week with a group of devoted pilgrims from the Theological Institute.  Yesterday we were honored to celebrate Mass at a Clonmacnoise, the site of an ancient monastery established in the sixth century by Saint Cier√†n.  Please keep our noble pilgrims in your prayers as today we head to the great Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

Our noble tribe of dedicated pilgrims.
Aldona came prepared for the cold winds that blow across the Emerald Isle.

The beauty of the monastic site was exceeded only by the beauty of the faith of our pilgrims!

This modern statue is entitled "pilgrim" and after a dozen jet lagged hours, Michael could relate!