06. Down and Connor Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2012

The 29th Down and Connor Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes took place this year from 10th to 17th July. A number of parishioners from the Parish of Ardkeen joined fellow pilgrims from across the parishes of the diocese to go to the spot where Our Lady appeared to a peasant girl, Saint Bernadette, in 1858. While most of our parishioners went as pilgrims, some went with a dual role both as pilgrims and as helpers or handmaidens. A wonderful grace filled few days were had under the leadership of Bishop Noel Treanor.