09. Lough Derg Retreat ~ 2019


A number of our parishioners set off in the early hours of Saturday 14th September, joining parishioners from Portaferry and Saintfield, for the annual one-day retreat to St Patrick’s Purgatory in County Donegal.

The day on the island went very quickly with time spent completing a number of spiritual exercises along with fellow pilgrims from all over Ireland whilst also having some time to sit, relax and enjoy the autumn sunshine and the time away from the normal hustle and bustle of daily life.

The Prior, Fr La Flynn, concluded the day with Mass in St Patrick’s Basilica before everyone made their way to the boats and coaches for the trip home.