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Cork and Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015

posted June 24 2015

The annual Cork and Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes took place from the 11th to the 16th June. The pilgrimage was led by Bishop Buckley and Canon James O'Donovan. Upwards of 500 Pilgrims travelled with 115 sick and infirm who were accommodated in the hospital there.
60 Young Adult Helpers travelled and were involved in caring and assisting the sick and infirm. This group came from parishes from... continue reading »

Death of Cork Nun in Lourdes

posted June 24 2015

The death took place recently in Lourdes of Sr Therese Marie O'Connell who spent fifty-seven years as a Poor Clare at the French shrine.
Bishop John Buckley led mourners at the funeral Mass of Sr Therese Marie. News of her death coincided with the Cork & Ross pilgrimage to the French shrine and it enabled a large contingent from her native city to attend her requiem Mass at the Poor Clare monastery... continue reading »

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