My Lourdes Experience

Posted on 01. Oct, 2008 in Faith and Justice, Lourdes, Pilgrimage

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Bernadette’s apparition in Lourdes, making it a place of special pilgrimage. Damien Fitzsimons has recently returned from a trip there as a volunteer, making it his tenth visit to Lourdes. On his return, he met Miriam Gormally who asked him whether his friends were surprised at his dedication […]

Story of Lourdes

Posted on 23. Jul, 2008 in Lourdes, Pilgrimage, Saints

As pilgrims worldwide celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lourdes, Eileen Good met with Msgr. John Moloney, now retired, who has visited Lourdes 51 times, and for 15 of those visits he was the Spiritual Director for the Dublin Diocese.  He has also written extensively about Lourdes and the Apparition of Our Lady in 1858.  He […]


Posted on 05. Mar, 2008 in Faith and Justice, Lourdes, Pilgrimage

All over Ireland this year, dioceses expect the biggest number of pilgrims ever to travel to Lourdes to celebrate the apparition of Our Lady there, 150 years ago.  Many will go hoping for a miracle but all come home talking about having received the miracle of peace and reconciliation.  Fr. Pat O’Donoghue of Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral […]