Eucharistic Congress Bell returns from Lourdes

Wednesday September 07, 2011

The Eucharistic Congress Bell has returned from Lourdes and continues on pilgrimage to parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin.

Last week the Eucharistic Congress Bell was in Lourdes with 2000 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin on their annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.

This year, the Lourdes pilgrimage included a focus on the preparations for the International Eucharistic Congress. It was the first time that the Eucharistic Congress Bell left Ireland since the bell pilgrimage began in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin on St Patrick’s Day.

The Eucharistic Congress Bell pilgrimage is an invitation to faith, prayer, to reconciliation and to preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress which will take place in Dublin from 10-17 June 2012.

To date the Congress Bell has visited 15 dioceses and hundreds of parishes around the country. It was carried to the summit of Croagh Patrick and to the Aran Islands in July and it was a feature at the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS in August. Later this month the bell will be at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy, County  Kildare.

Read more about the annual diocesan pilgrimage  to Lourdes.

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