Embark on a seven-Church Pilgrimage in Dublin
Plans are underway for the World Meeting Of Families 2018 Pilgrim Walk will take place from Saturday 18 – Saturday 25 August 2018.
Pilgrims are invited, in a single day or over a few days during that week, to undertake the WMOF2018 Pilgrim Walk. It involves visiting seven designated churches and spending time in prayer in each of them for a special intention for families before finishing the visit with the WMOF2018 prayer.
Each pilgrim will be issued with a pilgrim walk passport which will be stamped at each church in the ancient tradition of the Camino of St James. A pilgrimage certificate of completion will be stamped when they arrive at the last of the seven churches. Each church will have a roster of ambassadors to meet the pilgrims, stamp their pilgrim passports and offer a WMOF cead míle fáilte.
The churches can be visited in any order. Families, groups, individuals, adults and children will be participating in the pilgrim walk and there is no charge.
The route for the WMF2018 Pilgrim Walk includes the following churches:
• St Teresa’s Carmelite Church, Clarendon Street – the theme is the gift of parents to the family
• St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street – the theme is the role of teachers in enriching the children of our families.
• St Saviour’s, Dominick Street – the theme is God walks with families when times are tough
• St Michan’s, Halston Street – the theme is the gift of children to the family
• St Michan’s, Church Street – the theme is fostering the gift of forgiveness among families
• St Audoen’s Church, High Street – the theme is the gift of grandparents to the family
• Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Whitefriars), Aungier Street – the theme is love at the heart of the family
All churches will remain open each day between 9.30am and 7pm.
Pilgrims are also invited to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street – the theme is the gift of brothers and sisters within the family.
Please note: The Pro-Cathedral will close after 12.45pm Mass on Thursday 23 August until Sunday morning 26 August.