Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage to Baggot St., Dublin

The inaugural Dublin Pilgrimage for 150 Young Mercy Leaders (10-12 August 2011) has just concluded most successfully following a full programme held at Mercy International Centre, the Catherine McAuley Building (Herbert Street) and the local Catherine McAuley school.

Participants from Mercy schools and universities across the globe have participated in this special Mercy event on their way to World Youth Day activities in Spain.

Click here to view the report of the Final Day of the Pilgrimage.

Congratulations to all those involved in organising, hosting, facilitating, leading and working on the rich and varied programme over these three marvellous days which were filled with the life and energy of the young people in attendance.

The new circles of energy for Mercy created during these days will continue to intersect and grow in the months ahead.

Twenty seven students from nine Irish Mercy schools participated in the programme. These were from St. Leo's College, Carlow, Ard Scoil na Tríonóide, Athy, Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, St. Mary's College. Arklow, Scoil Mhuire, Carrick on Suir, St. Bridgid's College, Callan, St. Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Mount Mercy, Cork and Meán Scoil Mhuire, Longford.

The participation of the Irish students was facilitated by the generosity of Ms. Mairead Redmond from Carlow, Sr. Nuala O'Gorman from Mallow, and Sr. Concepta Foley from Athy, all of whom not only accompanied their own students, but also acted as chaperones in the hostel for the Irish students from other schools.

Sincere thanks to them, and to Sr. Bríd Biggane, Mallow and Mrs. Della O'Connor, from Enniscorthy, who also participated in the programme and whose support was much appreciated by their students.

It was indeed wonderful to see all the Irish students and teachers taking time out of their summer holidays to attend this programme for Young Mercy Leaders.

CEIST Faith Development Co-ordinators, Margaret Farrell and Llyod Bracken were delighted to have been involved in the organising of some of the programmes.