Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


Lourdes Volunteer

My experiences of working in the baths at Lourdes as a volunteer

My experiences of working in the baths at Lourdes I have had the privilege of coming to Lourdes for the last six years as a volunteer. The first time I came I really had no idea what to expect but I volunteered to work in the Baths. At this time in my life I wasn’t...

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Lourdes Novena 2020

Mary as Friend, Sister and Mother: Lourdes Novena 2020 to be led by Fr Shane Crombie

The Annual Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes takes place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, beginning on Sunday, the 2nd of February 2020. The Theme this year is Mary as Friend, Sister and Mother.  The novena will be directed by Fr Shane Crombie, of the Meath Diocese. The novena is celebrated...

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Digital Pilgrimage: Not going to Lourdes?

Digital Pilgrimage  Very soon, more than 600 pilgrims will depart for the Annual Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes. We travel from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Many of us are travelling for the first time, some are members of our Lourdes Hospitality team, others are travelling as assisted pilgrims and some 100 young people are part...

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Update: IronMan Fundraiser to help send sick children to Lourdes

Recently, Críostóir took part in the IronMan Challenge in Cork on June 23rd to raise funds to help send sick children to Lourdes. At the age of 2, Críostóir’s daughter, Muireann, had a heart transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. The following year she travelled to Lourdes with her parents as part of the...

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Gerard Bennett on this week’s episode of FaithCast

Faithcast is the weekly faith podcast from www.catholicnews.ie, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. Episode 52 of Faithcast features an interview with Gerard Bennett of the Oblate Pilgrimage to Lourdes in which he shares the history...

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Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019

Lourdes-style pilgrimage can help stress

Lourdes Pilgrimage: Send stressed employees on Lourdes style pilgrimages or retreats, say experts  Feeling stressed at work? Have you considered taking time out for a retreat or pilgrimage to Lourdes? Because this might be just what you need according to a recent study.  A three year study finds that religious trips to spiritual destinations or...

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A thank you to Fr Paul Horrocks

Father Paul Anthony Horrocks has been a Chaplain at the Lourdes Sanctuary for 15 years and will be moving shortly to Ireland to take up a new assignment. We sat down with Fr. Paul to find out a little more about him and his experiences at the Sanctuary. Can you tell us a little about...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage Update and New Dates for 2019

For as long as most of us can remember the 17th of September finds us making our way to Lourdes as part of the annual Oblate pilgrimage. This year brings with it new pilgrimage dates, 14th – 19th September. This change was brought about by the increasing difficulty in sourcing airlines that are prepared to...

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Concert in aid of the Lourdes Invalid Fund

CONCERT In Aid of the Oblate Lourdes Pilgrimage Invalid Fund

Last year when we returned from Lourdes and raising funds became an issue, it was suggested that we have a concert to raise the necessary funds. Lots of discussion took place around who we could ask to volunteer their time and expertise to make the night a success. After the Garda Band graciously agreed to...

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