We have our regular reflection on this Sunday's gospel reading as we return to Ordinary time as well as some liturgical odds & ends including the saints of the week, Pope Francis prayer intentions for June and other notices.
You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.
Lough Derg: Island of Quiet Miracles
You can listen to the interview with Fr Eamonn excerpted from the main programme HERE.
Saint Patrick’s Sanctuary – the pilgrimage site – is located on Station Island in Lough Derg which is four miles north of the village of Pettigo, Co Donegal. It is often referred to as Saint Patrick’s Purgatory or simply Lough Derg. The Diocese of Clogher has been the sole custodian of Lough Derg since 1780. Historical records date the practice of pilgrimage on Lough Derg to the 7th century. Legend also presents the cave on the island (where the basilica now stands) as the place where Saint Patrick had his vision of Purgatory. Saint Patrick is said to have left a disciple in the area and the foundation of one of the earliest monastic Christian settlements followed. The remnants of the monastic prayer cells remain central to the pilgrimage tradition. Today, the Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage follows a pattern prayer from the Celtic monastic time and shows remarkable continuity with the earliest systematic account of the pilgrimage, which dates to the 1600s.
“There’s something in Island of Quiet Miracles for everyone, and it explores Lough Derg as a place where great things happen, but often in small ways”.
- Three day retreats - 1 June - 13th Aug 2016 (last day of the three day retreats is 15th August)
- One day retreats 21 Aug - 31 Aug 3 Sept - 24 Sept with various themes
- The Irish Catholic - Lough Derg – a place of welcome for all
- Sanctuary of St Patrick (Lough Derg)
- Facebook page of Lough Derg
Gospel - Luke 7: 11-17
Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain,Reflections on this weeks gospel:
and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.As he drew near to the gate of the city,a man who had died was being carried out,the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.A large crowd from the city was with her.When the Lord saw her,he was moved with pity for her and said to her,“Do not weep.”He stepped forward and touched the coffin;at this the bearers halted,and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”The dead man sat up and began to speak,and Jesus gave him to his mother.Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, crying out“A great prophet has arisen in our midst, “and “God has visited his people.”This report about him spread through the whole of Judea
and in all the surrounding region.
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours: psalter week 2; 10th week of ordinary time
June 6th - St Jarlath
June 7th - St Colman
June 8th - Saint Melania the Elder
June 9th - St Columba (Colmcille)
June 10th - Blessed Edward Joannes Maria Poppe
June 11th - St Barnabas
Popes Intentions for June