Today we gathered around the holy rock where Mary is reported to have appeared on the church wall with St. Joseph and St. John in 1879. Our pilgrim group formed a semi-circle touching the sacred rock and holding hands as we prayed for the many intentions and people who were in our hearts. We sang a hymn to honor God's mothering presence in Mary and in all women, then we had time for quiet prayer and reflection.
|Mary, Mother of Jesus depicted on a stained glass window in Bascilica|
overlooking Clew Bay
Croag Patrick near Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
In the evening we attended one of the best Irish music performances I have ever seen " Trad on the Prom" which featured Mairin Fahy's Band and World Champion Dancers direct from Riverdance, The Chieftains and Lord of the Dance. We were on our feet applauding after every number! There is a new hit tune entitled "the wild Atlantic" that could be the theme song for our group traveling on this sacred journey around Ireland. (the Ya, Ya Cladagh Sisters)
I highly recommend this show for future Public Television Shows and to anyone who enjoys Irish music! It was brilliant!
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