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St Patrick’s Pilgrimage Purgatory

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
With bare feet, they shuffle around the island muttering prayers; pain and suffering writ on their faces and a rainstorm breaking over them.
An ancient pilgrimage set in what medieval Christians called “the ends of the world” is undergoing a revival in Ireland as economic woes prompt a spiritual reawakening.
St Patrick’s Purgatory, on Station Island, a rocky islet in the midst of Lough Derg, was once Christendom’s premier pilgrimage. Its renown was based on the belief that it was a gateway to the next world and a place where penance could be matched to any sin.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 729647.ece
 
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JohnnieWalker

Nunca se camina solo
Oh yes and 24 hour fasts with only black tea and dry toast. I have a copy of lecture notes from a talk given by the Abbot where he said they were "marketing hell".

Interesting but not my idea of fun :)
 

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