Under the careful stewardship of Fr Peter, Matthew Devoy and Fr Jay from Pittsburgh, seventy two hardy souls took to the ancient pilgrim path near Valleymount on Tuesday last, the feast of St James. Some chose to walk the slightly shorter route of 12 km, while some opted for the longer route of 19 km.
All arrived back in the old monastic city a little tired and energised by a day of trekking, prayer and reflection among some truly breath taking scenery. Among those attending were parishioners from Sandyford, Balally and Pittsburgh. The words of the hymn “Lady of Knock” , led so beautifully by one of the young people from Pittsburgh at a Mass at the end of the day “There were people of all ages, gathered around a gable wall” – had a special resonance.
“Míle buíochas” to the organisers and all who contributed in any way to such a memorable and prayerful day.