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On Friday the 4th October, forty one TY Loreto Students with Ms Mc Cormack and Ms Mc Glade went to visit the Marion Shrine in Knock, Co. Mayo. It was organised to mark the “Year of Faith”. It was also an opportunity for “The Gathering” for Transition year students from the 26 different dioceses. The day started at 12 midday, with personal testimonies given by other young people. There were opportunities to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation, The Anointing of the Sick and The Eucharist. The Papal Nuncio Monsignor Charles Browne was the main celebrant; Father Kevin Fay (our Chaplain) co-celebrated this event. Three of our group – Louise Lunney, Ciara Shiels and Helena Fitzpatrick – were chosen to lead the Stations of the Cross 9 (see photograph above). The day concluded at 4:35pm, where we made our way home via Wharton’s luxury coach to Keenans, Tarmonbarry, where we indulged ourselves in some good quality food!


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