A journey that begins with a single purpose often ends with much more…
As January gets into its stride, we look ahead to a year full of promise and new opportunities – and the 2019 MSC pilgrimages are a wonderful way to embrace the spirit of faith, hope, and unity over the coming year. This year, we will be going on pilgrimage to Fatima in May/June, and to Lourdes in September.
Each year, pilgrims join us for different reasons. Some may be struggling with illness, grief, stress, or other personal challenges. Other wish to take part in a traditional pilgrimage journey with like-minded travellers, sharing stories, experiences, and reflections on life. Many wish to simply pray, reflect, and offer thanksgiving for their blessings. The experience of pilgrimage is different for every individual, but one thing remains the same on every journey – a sense of great joy in the awareness of being part of something bigger, of something more.
“A powerful, life-changing experience… The invitation is open to all.”
“Pilgrimage is about freedom,” says Fr Alan Neville MSC. “It’s about walking to the horizon – and when you get there, you keep on going. It’s about taking part in something that is at the same time enjoyable and profound. I’ve yet to meet one person who regretted making the trip. For every one of them it has been a powerful, even life-changing experience. The invitation is open to all, so what’s keeping you?”
With a true sense of friendship, companionship, and community, our pilgrimages offer a warm welcome to all.
“Each pilgrim brings a special wish in their hearts, a prayer.”
– Pope Francis
MSC Pilgrimages 2019
Pilgrimage to Fatima
May 30th – June 3rd (4 nights full board)
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
September 14th – 19th (5 nights full board)
For further information, please contact Joe Walsh Tours on +353 (0) 1 2410803.